Deputy Prime Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva Will be on a Working Visit to Brussels on 21 and 22 January

Diplomacy | January 20, 2019, Sunday // 16:51|  views


She will take part in the ''Foreign Affairs'' Council and in the ministerial meeting between the EU and ASEAN, as well as in the EU-African Union Ministerial Meeting on 21 and 22 January in Brussels, reported NOVA TV. 

On Monday, foreign ministers will begin work  with a discussion on "Enhancing the EU's work on mediation and conflict prevention in Africa with a special focus on young people's participation in the peace process."

The Council meeting will begin with a discussion on topical issues, including the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo following the presidential elections in the country on 30 December 2018.

The Council will continue with a discussion on the Disinformation Action Plan presented by the European Commission on 5 December 2018. Ministers are expected to focus on the external aspects of the disinformation challenges.

The discussion in the Council will continue with a preliminary discussion at the ministerial meeting between the EU and the League of Arab States. It will be held in Brussels on 4 February.

The Council will also discuss the 22nd EU-ASEAN ministerial meeting to be held that same day in Brussels. The Council is expected to adopt conclusions on the relationship between the two organizations.

The 22nd EU-ASEAN ministerial meeting is scheduled to conclude with the adoption of a joint statement focusing on the future of relations, security, connectivity and trade and economy.

During the first EU-AU ministerial meeting, which takes place between summits of the two organizations, the participants will discuss their cooperation in three main aspects: political, economic and multilateral.

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