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Foreign minister in Brussels for EU meet

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Foreign Minister Constantinos Kombos

Foreign Minister Constantinos Kombos will hold a series of meetings with European counterparts and EU officials in Brussels in the context of the Foreign Affairs Council on Monday, and the General Affairs Council on Tuesday.

The former will discuss Russian aggression against Ukraine and exchange views on Tunisia. It will also be informed about current affairs.

In the afternoon, EU foreign ministers will hold a joint session with their defence counterparts to discuss the implementation of the Strategic Compass one year after its approval, and EU support to Ukraine.

Kombos will also hold meetings with the foreign ministers of Germany, France, Sweden and Hungary.

Parallel to the Foreign Affairs Council, a Donors’ Conference will be held on Monday to help mobilise support from the international community in dealing with the aftermath of the quake in Turkey and Syria. It will be organised in coordination with Turkish authorities.

Kombos will also participate in the Schuman Security and Defence Partnership Forum.

On Tuesday, he will attend the General Affairs Council in Brussels to prepare for the European Council meeting on Thursday and Friday, adopt Council decisions on EU-UK relations.

In Brussels, the minister will hold separate meetings with Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi, Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms Elisa Ferreira, as well as Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakides.

He will also meet with European Parliament President Roberta Metsola and will hold a joint meeting with Cypriot MEPs.

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