Lithuania's Foreign Minister Landsbergis to attend the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council
On 14 November in Brussels, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis will attend Foreign Affairs Council, which will hold exchanges of views on the Russian aggression against Ukraine, the possible elements of a renewed EU approach to the Great Lakes region in Africa, and Western Balkans. Ministers will also discuss topical foreign policy issues: the latest developments in Iran and Lebanon, the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27), and the outcome of the meeting of ministers of foreign affairs from the EU and from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in Buenos Aires.
The Council will also have a discussion on the situation in Ukraine, the EU’s next steps, particularly to strengthen restrictive measures, the EU's financial aid to Ukraine, its military support through the launch of Military Assistance Mission (EUMAM) in support of Ukraine, and the issues of Russia’s accountability.
Ministers will discuss preparations for the EU-Western Balkans summit due to take place on 6 December in Tirana, Albania, and the integration of Western Balkan countries with the EU. Ministers will also contribute to updating the Strategic Framework for the Great Lakes, aimed at stabilising security and humanitarian situation in the region, and strengthening the EU’s geopolitical role.
On the margins of the Council, foreign ministers will also meet with the leader of the democratic forces of Belarus Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya to discuss the situation in Belarus and the role that the country plays in Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.