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Foreign Minister Reinsalu will discuss situation in Syria and Ukraine with EU colleagues tomorrow

13. October 2019 - 13:16

Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu is in Luxembourg on 14 and 15 October to take part in the meetings of the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) and the General Affairs Council (GAC) of the European Union.

At the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council, EU foreign ministers will discuss the situation in Syria, Afghanistan and Ukraine, as well as Turkish drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean.

“We must avoid the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Syria and undermining the progress made against Daesh at all costs,” Reinsalu said prior to the meeting.

At the suggestion of Estonia’s Foreign Minister, there will also be a working lunch between EU foreign ministers and their Ukrainian counterpart Vadym Prystaiko. According to Reinsalu, it is extremely important at this stage for European countries to show their solidarity with Ukraine in light of the negotiations ahead. “The fracturing of Western unity would weaken Ukraine’s position at the talks and damage the attempts to end Russia’s aggression in Ukraine,” he added.

Foreign Minister Reinsalu will also have a bilateral meeting with his Croatian colleague Gordan Grlić Radman.

On Tuesday, the minister will attend the meeting of the General Affairs Council, which will focus on preparations for the meeting of the European Council and discuss Albania’s and North Macedonia’s EU aspirations. 

Additional information:

Britta Tarvis
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
Communication Department
britta.tarvis@mfa.ee
+372 5194 7045

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