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Foreign Affairs Council focused on current affairs in Sudan, Afghanistan and the Gulf and Iran

EU2019FIMinistry for Foreign Affairs 11.11.2019 20.31
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Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto and High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini in the Foreign Affairs Council meeting.
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The EU Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) met in Brussels on 11 November. The meeting was followed by an informal lunch with the Prime Minister of Sudan, Abdalla Hamdok.

The EU Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) met in Brussels on 11 November. The meeting was followed by an informal lunch with the Prime Minister of Sudan, Abdalla Hamdok.

The Foreign Affairs Council started with a discussion on current affairs. The main topics were Sudan, Afghanistan, and the situation in the Gulf and Iran.

Foreign ministers discussed Afghanistan’s recent presidential election and developments in the Afghan peace process. With regard to the situation in the Persian Gulf and Iran, ministers discussed the deteriorated security situation in the region.

During the informal lunch following the meeting, EU foreign ministers discussed the situation in Sudan with Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok.

The Foreign Affairs Council was chaired by High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini. Finland was represented by Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto.

The EU-Uzbekistan Cooperation Council also met in Brussels on 11 November to discuss, among other things, political developments in Uzbekistan. Finland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto chaired the meeting and led the EU’s delegation on behalf of High Representative Federica Mogherini. Finland holds currently the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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