Dendias to Brussels for Foreign Affairs Council on Monday

ΑΤΗΕΝS — Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias is to attend the EU Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) in Brussels on Monday. The meeting will be chaired by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell and the agenda will include an an exchange of views on the geopolitics of new digital technologies, Ethiopia and the Strategic Compass.

Ministers will also have the opportunity to receive updates and react to the latest developments concerning Afghanistan, South Caucasus and Lebanon, while they are expected to approve conclusions on a Globally Connected Europe and on the EU's priorities at the 76th General Assembly of the United Nations.

Over a working lunch, there will be an informal exchange views with the new Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid.

Before the start of the meeting, according to a Greek foreign ministry announcement, there will be an informal working breakfast for the Council members on the sidelines of the FAC, hosted by the Cypriot foreign minister, with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry as a guest, at which it is expected that there will be an exchange of views on recent developments in the Middle East, on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project and on EU-Egyptian relations.


The Greek tourism market is seeing a remarkable recovery and while it is most obvious in Athens – that’s where the media is – the powerful signs include the packed ferries and planes that connect with the islands of the South Aegean, with their iconic whitewashed houses that are what most people outside Greece think about when they contemplate visiting.

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