Moscow. January 22. INTERFAX.RU – The EU Council at the level of foreign ministers will discuss on Monday, January 25, in the section on current international events, the arrest in Moscow of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, according to the draft agenda of this meeting, published on Thursday in Brussels.
The document also notes that under this section, EU foreign ministers will exchange views on transatlantic relations in the light of the inauguration of US President Joe Biden on January 20.
The ministers will also analyze the migration situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and recent developments concerning Turkey, Egypt, the Horn of Africa, the Gulf region, Hong Kong and Venezuela.
The bulk of the agenda will begin with a debate about relations with Japan. Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi is expected to join the videoconferencing meeting to exchange views on two topics: Japan’s vision of the Indo-Pacific region and regional security in Asia.
Further, the foreign ministers of the EU countries will discuss EU diplomacy in the field of climate and energy, paying particular attention to promoting the external dimension of the European « green course ». It is expected to adopt a conclusion on this topic.
The meeting will end with a clause on EU-UK cooperation. The ministers will discuss this issue during a working lunch.