Estonian formin to attend EU ministers meeting in Brussels

  • 2021-05-10
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Estonian Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets will be in Brussels on Monday and Tuesday to take part in the meetings of the Foreign Affairs Council and the General Affairs Council of the European Union.

Monday's meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council will focus on advancing EU-US relations and developments in the Western Balkans. The foreign ministers will discuss, among other things, matters related to the Afghan peace process, the negotiations on the Iran nuclear deal, and Russia and Belarus as topical issues, spokespeople for the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

The meeting will be chaired by Josep Borrell, the high representative of the EU for foreign affairs and security policy. On Monday, a joint breakfast of the foreign ministers of the Baltic and the Benelux countries will also take place, as well as an informal video meeting of the EU ministers with John Kerry, the climate ambassador of the president of the United States.

On Tuesday, the foreign minister of Estonia will attend a meeting of the EU General Affairs Council, where COVID-19 coordination and the Conference on the Future of Europe, as well as preparations for an extraordinary European Council to take place on May 25 will be discussed. The ministers will also discuss the enlargement of the European Union and the Stabilization and Association Process, as well as the relations between the EU and Switzerland.