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Foreign minister in Brussels, will meet Borrell

Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides it appears will stop at nothing in his dogged quest for popularity

Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides was travelling to Brussels on Sunday to attend the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) taking place on Monday.

On the sidelines of the FAC he will meet with new EU High Representative Josep Borrell.

A statement from the foreign ministry said the Foreign Affairs Council would start with a discussion on current affairs, allowing ministers to review pressing issues on the international agenda,  which are likely to come up on the agenda of the European Council on December 12 and 13.

These include the situation in Libya, following the latest developments and Turkey`s illegal actions in the Eastern Mediterranean, Iran, the situation in Bolivia, the EU-Africa relations ahead of EU-African Union ministerial meetings and summit in 2020. The discussion will feed into the debate on a new comprehensive strategy for Africa.

Ministers will also look at the promotion and protection of human rights in the world, ahead of the Human Rights Day on December 10.

Over lunch, foreign ministers will informally discuss the Foreign Affairs Council working methods. The new High Representative will share his perspective in the next few years.

In addition to meeting Borrell, Christodoulides will attend a working breakfast hosted by the Greek FM with the North Macedonian FM and Albanian Deputy Foreign Minister.

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