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EU foreign affairs council to discuss Varosha

File photo: Nikos Christodoulides

Foreign minister Nikos Christodoulides is leaving Sunday for Luxembourg, to attend the meeting of the Council of Foreign Affairs of the European Union on Monday.

Council business is expected to discuss, among other things, the ongoing unlawful actions of Turkey in Varosha, the enclosed area of Famagusta, while Christodoulides will also brief his EU counterparts on Ankara’s continuing violations of Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone, a statement from the foreign ministry said on Sunday.

The latest developments in Afghanistan, the Western Balkans as well as climate diplomacy will also be discussed, in view of the forthcoming COP 26 Conference to be held in Glasgow.

Earlier, the meeting will focus on the European Union’s relations with the Gulf countries and the prospects for their further development, as well as the Eastern Partnership, especially in view of the special ministerial meeting that is expected to take place in November to prepare for the summit next month.

Before the start of the Council meeting, Christodoulides will attend a working breakfast hosted by the Greek foreign minister Nikos Dendias.

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