EU Foreign Ministers to discuss Eastern Partnership, Syria, migration

12:20, 23 May 2016
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EU Foreign Affairs ministers are meeting in Brussels on May 23 to discuss the migration crisis as well as the situation in Syria and Iraq.


"Before the Council, EU Foreign Affairs ministers will meet their counterparts from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine for the 7th annual Eastern Partnership ministerial meeting," the Foreign Affairs Council reported in its press release.

In addition, the seventh annual meeting of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) project will take place.

The meeting will be chaired by the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, according to the statement.

Read also"No delay": EU assures visa liberalization for Ukraine going as plannedIt is noted that the meeting will provide the opportunity to take stock of the EaP one year after the fourth EaP Summit held in Riga last year. The ministers will discuss how to advance the cooperation agenda agreed in Riga, how to maintain steady progress in reforms and the contribution of the EaP to stability in the region.

As reported earlier, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine participate with the EU in the EaP, which was launched in 2009. It sets out to promote political association and economic integration with the EU, as well as multilateral dialogue and cooperation among the EaP countries.

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