Luxembourg, 22 June 2023 (TDI): The European Union (EU) foreign affairs ministers are set to convene on June 26 for the Foreign Affairs Council meeting, where they will discuss critical issues on the agenda.

Prominent topics to be addressed include the ongoing Russian aggression against Ukraine, EU-Latin America relations, and the importance of digital diplomacy in international affairs.

The Council’s primary focus will be the Russian aggression against Ukraine. Ministers will engage in comprehensive discussions to assess the situation and explore potential avenues to address and alleviate tensions.

The EU has been actively monitoring the developments in Ukraine and has consistently voiced its support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Following the Ukraine agenda, EU ministers will shift their attention to the relations between the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean. This exchange of views will provide an opportunity for ministers to discuss and evaluate the current state of cooperation and identify areas for further collaboration.

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The discussion will be particularly significant ahead of the EU-CELAC (Community of Latin American and Caribbean States) summit scheduled for July 17-18, 2023.

Another key topic on the agenda is digital diplomacy. In an increasingly interconnected world, digital diplomacy has emerged as a vital tool for international relations. Ministers will engage in a debate to explore the opportunities and challenges presented by digital diplomacy, aiming to enhance the EU’s diplomatic efforts in the digital realm.

It is anticipated that the Council will approve conclusions on digital diplomacy, solidifying the EU’s commitment to harnessing the potential of technology in diplomatic endeavors.

Under the agenda item of current affairs, the Council will receive updates on several pressing issues. Ministers will be briefed on the latest developments in Tunisia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan, as well as the ongoing Belgrade-Pristina dialogue.

These updates will enable ministers to remain informed about important regional dynamics and contribute to the EU’s diplomatic engagement in these areas.

The Foreign Affairs Council meeting on June 26 represents an important platform for EU foreign affairs ministers to exchange views, discuss critical matters, and chart the way forward on key international issues.

By addressing Russian aggression, fostering EU-Latin America relations, and recognizing the significance of digital diplomacy, the EU aims to strengthen its diplomatic efforts and contribute to peace, stability, and cooperation on the global stage.