With the completion of the works of the Munich Conference on Security, the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Christodoulides, will depart later today from Munich to Brussels to attend the regular session of the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union that takes place tomorrow, Monday.
On the sidelines of the Munich Conference that began on Friday, Christodoulides made a number of important contacts. Inter alia, he met with US Senator Robert Menendez, NATO Assistant Secretary, Rose Gottemoeller, with the Director of the US Department of European and Eurasian Affairs, Fiona Hill, with the Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), David Harris, as well as with Beatrice Fihn , Executive Director of the International Campaign for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), who in 2017 was honored with the Nobel of Peace. Furthermore, the Foreign Minister participated in a debate on the situation in the Middle East, focusing on the prospects of the Transatlantic aspect, organized by the American Jewish Committee.
Christodoulides also had meetings with Armenian and Georgian Foreign Ministers, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and David Zalkaliani respectively, as well as with the Minister of Defense of Lebanon, Elias Bou Saab, with whom he discussed issues related to the bilateral cooperation of Cyprus with their countries and the relation of each one with the EU, as well as regional and international issues of common interest.
In the framework of the works of the Foreign Affairs Council to be held tomorrow, Monday, in Brussels, the Foreign Ministers of the European Union will exchange views on a range of issues concerning the EU’s external relations, including, inter alia, the situation in Ukraine and what is transpiring in relation to the Syrian issue, as well as the latest developments in the Horn of Africa and Venezuela.
During his stay in Brussels, the Minister of Foreign Affairs will have a meeting with the EU Chief Delegate for Brexit, Michel Barnier./ΙΒΝΑ