On Monday, 18 October 2021, Foreign Minister Anže Logar will attend a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) in Luxembourg, chaired by the European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell.
The ministers are expected to begin the meeting with a discussion on the Gulf, which will focus on the Union’s approach to future relations between the EU and the region with the aim of contributing to achieving stability in the region. Ahead of the Eastern Partnership Summit, which will be held in Brussels on 15 December, ministers will debate strengthening the EU’s common approach to the Eastern Partnership.
Over lunch, ministers will discuss the humanitarian and security crisis in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, where the situation has recently deteriorated. They will decide on the further steps the EU can take to end the conflict and alleviate the humanitarian crisis.
The ministers will also discuss the current situation in Nicaragua, which is facing repression by political opposition, the media and NGOs in the run-up to the presidential and parliamentary elections.
Ministers will also be briefed on current issues such as the situation in Afghanistan, Tunisia and the Western Balkans. They are expected to adopt the decision on the European Union Force in Bosnia and Herzegovina – EUFOR Althea. The meeting will be preceded by an informal ministerial breakfast with Libyan Foreign Minister Najla El Mangoush on the current situation in Libya.