Romania’s Foreign Minister, Bogdan Aurescu, is attending the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) meeting hosted by Brussels on Monday. According to a Foreign Ministry press release, talks will focus on Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba expected to take part in videoconference format. The meeting’s agenda also includes the developments in Sahel and coastal areas of Western Africa. European officials will also look at the latest developments in Iran, Montenegro, Afghanistan and Venezuela, as well as the launch of the EU mission to Armenia. With respect to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Minister Aurescu will reassert the need to continue the EU’s multidimensional assistance to Ukraine, in particular with a view to getting through the cold season safely and providing military assistance to the Ukrainian army via the European Peace Facility.

Eugen Cojocariu, Radio Romania International