Turkish moves in Famagusta will be outlined at the EU Foreign Affairs Council to be held in Brussels on Monday, the anniversary of the universal declaration of independence in the north.
High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell will address the meeting about
The foreign ministers will then take stock of the recent developments in the Western Balkans, followed by a debrief on the situation in the Sahel.
In a joint session, foreign affairs and defence ministers will exchange views on the first draft of the EU Strategic Compass, which is due to provide clear political and strategic guidance on the EU approach to security and defence for the next five to 10 years.
Defence Minister Charalambos Petrides departs for Brussels on Sunday to take part in these latter deliberations.
The deliberations will continue on Tuesday with ministers attending the European Defence Agency (EDA) Steering Board meeting. EU defence ministers will then review current affairs. Ministers will then have a discussion on EU training missions.
During lunch, they will informally exchange views with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg during which the possibility of cooperation between the EU and NATO in new areas of common interest will be examined.