Editing Office - Geneva
The Foreign Affairs Council will start with a discussion on current affairs, allowing ministers to review pressing issues on the international agenda.
The Council will discuss Afghanistan. This discussion will focus on recent developments in peace negotiations and efforts to find a lasting and negotiated political solution to the conflict. The High Representative will debrief ministers on her visit to Afghanistan on 26 March. The Council will adopt conclusions on Afghanistan's peace process.Council conclusions on Afghanistan, 19 November 2018EU relations with Afghanistan (EEAS).
The Council will exchange views on the Eastern Partnership (EaP) ahead of the EaP ministerial meeting to be held in Brussels on 13 May. Ministers will discuss the future of the EaP and review the implementation of the EaP's 20 deliverables for 2020.Eastern Partnership (background information)Factsheet on the Eastern Partnership's 20 deliverables for 2020 (EEAS)Council conclusions on Eastern Partnership, 15 November 2016
Over lunch, foreign ministers will discuss the situation in Venezuela, following the latest developments and the second ministerial meeting of the international contact group on 28 March in Quito, Ecuador.Venezuela: the Council's response to the crisis (background information)International contact group on Venezuela: ministerial declaration, 28/03/2019 (EEAS)