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Foreign Affairs Council: These topics are on Monday’s agenda

Met dank overgenomen van Duits voorzitterschap Europese Unie 2e helft 2020 (Duits Voorzitterschap), gepubliceerd op zondag 11 oktober 2020.

On 12 October, EU foreign ministers will meet at the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) in Luxembourg. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is representing Germany at the meeting, which will be led by High Representative Josep Borrell.

Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, will report on the latest developments in and around Nagorno-Karabakh and on the situation in the north of Mozambique, as well as on the EU-Ukraine summit on 6 October. The High Representative also plans to address the EU Action Plan for Human Rights and Democracy 2020-2024 and the recent delegation of the European External Action Service to Venezuela.

In addition, the ministers will talk through the following discussion points: the challenges in the Western Balkans, particularly with focus on the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, the situation in Belarus, relations with Russia, with Latin America and with the Caribbean. A discussion on multilateralism will be held over a working lunch.

The next Foreign Affairs Council is scheduled for 19 November.


On Monday, 12 October 2020, the opening statements of the ministers will be broadcast live on the website of Council of the EU from 7.45, followed by the public session from 9.00. The subsequent press conference is expected to take place at 15.15. More information on the event can be found here:

Foreign Affairs Council, 12 October 2020 External link

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On Monday, 21 September 2020, the foreign ministers of the European Union met in Brussels under the chairmanship of EU High Representative Josep Borrell. The Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas attended the meeting on behalf of Germany.

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