The Foreign Affairs Council meeting took place on April 14 in Luxembourg, under the chairmanship of Catherine Ashton. The following issues were discussed in particular:
- Ukraine/Russia: the ministers discussed the situation on the ground and its consequences for the EU’s relations with Ukraine and Russia.
- Syria: the ministers discussed the status of the political process following the failure of the second round of negotiations in Geneva and the possibility of a third round of negotiations. They also discussed chemical disarmament in Syria. They reviewed the humanitarian issues. Conclusions were adopted.