The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Luigi Di Maio, is in Brussels today to attend the meetings of the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC), of the European Union Foreign Affairs (Defence) Council and of the ministerial session of the European Humanitarian Forum.
Prior to the opening of the FAC, Greece organized a working breakfast with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of North Macedonia, Bujar Osmani.
The FAC agenda envisages a debate on the latest developments in Russia’s military attack against Ukraine and the political and security situation in Mali. It also includes a point of discussion on the situation in Ethiopia in the session devoted to “current affairs”. The agenda continues with an informal talk with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova, Nicu Popescu.
At the end of the meeting, the Council will convene in a broader format with the EU Foreign Affairs and Defence Ministers to discuss the Strategic Compass, and the plan to strengthen the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), with the aim of contributing to international peace and security and of strengthening the role of the Union in protecting its citizens.
Minister Di Maio will also attend the ministerial session of the first European Humanitarian Forum – a EU forum of debate aimed at exchanging views on humanitarian policies, strategies, and operations – which will be attended, in addition to European Foreign Ministers, by the representatives of the world of humanitarian aid, including officials of UN agencies, civil society organizations and international universities and financial institutions.