The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Luigi Di Maio, is in Brussels today and tomorrow to attend the G7 and NATO Foreign Ministers’ meetings.
The meetings will focus on the latest developments in the conflict in Ukraine, including the Bucha massacre, the ongoing diplomatic negotiations, and the Euro-Atlantic partner’s response to the extremely serious humanitarian situation in the Country.
The G7 Foreign Ministers will discuss the coordination of sanctions and further measures to be adopted against the Russian Federation, energy security – linked to the sanctions – and food security, especially with a view to identifying possible mitigation measures, mainly in favour of African and Mediterranean Countries. The EU High Representative, Borrell, and 8 partner Countries (Sweden, Finland, Ukraine, Georgia, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and New Zealand) are expected to participate in one of the sessions of the NATO Foreign Ministers’ meeting. During the meeting, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs will discuss further military support to Ukraine, will provide further humanitarian and financial support to the Country, and will explore possible forms of assistance in the area of cybersecurity and equipment to help the Ukrainian people protect themselves from chemical and biological threats. The Ministers will also have the opportunity to discuss the building blocks of NATO’s new Strategic Concept, to be adopted at the Madrid Summit on 29-30 June 2022.
On the sidelines, Minister Di Maio is expected to hold some bilateral meetings.