The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, will participate on Monday, November 14, at the meeting of the heads of diplomacy from the member states of the European Union – the Foreign Affairs Council (CAE), which will take place in Brussels, informs a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent to CaleaEuropeană.ro.
The head of Romanian diplomacy will emphasize that on November 21 he will co-chair, in Paris, the meeting of the Support Platform for the Republic of Moldova, established this year by France, Germany, and Romania.
According to the quoted source, the European Foreign Ministers will have an in-depth exchange of views regarding Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, with the participation by videoconference of the head of the diplomacy from Kyiv, the recent developments in the Western Balkans, as well as in the Great Lakes region of Africa.
At the same time, European officials will discuss the operationalization of the EU border monitoring mission between Armenia and Azerbaijan and will address the results of the EU-CELAC Ministerial in Buenos Aires, from October 27, the results of the COP27 meeting in Sharm-el-Sheik, from 6 to 18 November, as well as developments in Lebanon and Iran.
On the sidelines of the CAE meeting, Aurescu will participate, together with the other foreign ministers from the EU states, at an informal breakfast with the participation of the Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tihanovskaya. The meeting will provide the opportunity for an in-depth exchange of views on the developments in Belarus, the release states.
Moreover, on Sunday, the Romanian Foreign Minister will participate in a working meeting with several European counterparts regarding Ukraine’s accession to the EU.
The discussions regarding the developments in the Western Balkans take place in the perspective of the EU Summit – Western Balkans which will take place in Tirana on December 6. Minister Aurescu will welcome the prospect of granting an assistance package to reduce the effects of the energy crisis in the region. At the same time, he will reiterate his support for the European perspective of the countries in the region, based on their own merits and the revised methodology regarding expansion.