Foreign Minister Paet to Meet with Foreign Ministers of the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Latvia and Lithuania


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During his meeting in Brussels today with his colleagues from Latvia, Lithuania, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will discuss European security matters, topics related to the upcoming European Union-Russia summit, and Estonian co-operation with the Benelux nations.

The Baltic and Benelux ministers will also talk about European Union enlargement.

Tomorrow, 22 November, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will participate in the meeting of European Union foreign ministers taking place in Brussels.

Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the European Union foreign ministers plan to discuss the European Union’s relations with strategic partners. “It is important to include China, India, and other rising powers in the resolution of global and regional problems,” Paet stated.
The foreign ministers also prepared for the upcoming EU summits with Africa, India, Russia, and the OSCE.

The foreign ministers will also discuss developments in the Middle East, Sudan, Iran, Iraq, and Burma/Myanmar.

During the General Affairs Council, preparations will be made for the session of the European Council to be held from 16-17 December. The European Commission’s initiative by which it hopes to improve the European Union’s capability, co-ordination and effectiveness in reacting to disasters will also be discussed.

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