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Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Landsbergis to attend the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council

Created: 2024.02.19 / Updated: 2024.02.19 08:43

On 19 February in Brussels, Lithuania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gabrielius Landsbergis, will attend the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union, focusing on Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, the situation in the Middle East and the Sahel region.

Ahead of the second anniversary of Russia’s widespread aggression against Ukraine, Ministers will continue to discuss the EU’s security commitments to Ukraine, including military support and further sanctions. Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dmytro Kuleba, will attend the Council remotely.

EU Foreign Affairs Ministers will discuss the situation in the Middle East to prevent the further spread of the conflict in the region, cooperation on the delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza, maritime security and measures to combat terrorism. EU ministers will exchange views with the United Nations Senior Humanitarian and Reconstruction Coordinator for Gaza, Sigrid Kaag. The Council will also discuss the latest developments in the Sahel and its engagement with the region.

Before the beginning of the Council, EU Foreign Affairs Ministers will have an informal discussion with the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Mariano Grossi, at the invitation of the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security, Josep Borrell.

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