The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Luigi Di Maio, has arrived in Brussels to attend the meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council tomorrow
The 27 EU member Countries will discuss the situation in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Serbia) and the enlargement perspectives. The meeting will be followed by an informal exchange of opinions with the Foreign Ministers of these Countries. The ministers will then proceed to examine the latest developments in the war in Ukraine, focusing special attention on the support provided by the EU to Kiev. The agenda will follow with another informal meeting, again on Ukraine, with the Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba, and the Canadian Foreign Minister, Mélanie Joly.
Lastly, Minister Di Maio will attend the third meeting of the EU-Canada Joint Ministerial Committee, established under the EU-Canada Strategic Partnership Agreement, to be co-chaired by the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, Mélanie Joly. At the meeting, which is scheduled to precede the EU Foreign Affairs Council, the Foreign Ministers will discuss key points on the bilateral and international agenda such as the conflict in Ukraine, the relations with China, the situation in Afghanistan, Latin America, the Sahel, and the Arctic. Discussions with Canada – one of the EU’s closest and most like-minded partners – will also focus on their shared commitment in support of democracy, human rights, and a rules-based multilateral order, in addition to climate change and the green transition, energy security, and the digital agenda.