Foreign affairs and international relations
Notices and memo
Notice: Minister M. Lajčák to attend the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels
The Council, chaired by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, will start at 10.30 with a discussion on Africa. The discussion is intended to guide the forthcoming joint communication on Africa which is due to be presented in spring 2017. The discussion will also feed into the preparations of the next Africa-EU Summit which will be held in autumn 2017.
Ministers will also discuss the Democratic Republic of Congo. They will take stock of the latest developments in the country.
Ahead of the European Council on 15 December, the Council will discuss migration, focusing on the implementation of the Valletta commitments. It will also look at progress made in the partnership framework approach and country-specific compacts.
The Council will be preceded by the signature of the EU-Cuba Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement, at 9.30.
After the Council meeting, ministers will have an informal discussion with President Santos of Colombia. This will be followed by the signature of the constitutive agreement of the EU Trust Fund for Colombia.