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European Union – Laurent Fabius’s participation in the Foreign Affairs Council (Luxembourg, October 20, 2014)

The ministers will pay tribute – on the occasion of her last Council meeting – to Ms. Ashton’s action over the last five years. Ms. Ashton will notably provide an update on the Iranian nuclear issue following the meeting in Vienna.

European Union – Laurent Fabius’s participation in the Foreign Affairs Council (Luxembourg, October 20, 2014)

Laurent Fabius will participate in the EU Foreign Affairs Council on October 20 in Luxembourg. The ministers will pay tribute – on the occasion of her last Council meeting – to Ms. Ashton’s action over the last five years. Ms. Ashton will notably provide an update on the Iranian nuclear issue following the meeting in Vienna.

This meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss the following issues:

-  Ebola: The ministers will discuss the European response to the crisis, notably with respect to mobilizing capabilities and funding;

-  Iraq/ Syria/ Daesh: The discussion will focus on the different dimensions of the crisis – humanitarian, political and military;

-  Libya: The ministers will reaffirm their support for Mr. Bernardino Leon, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and will discuss how the EU can support him;

-  Peace process: An update on the situation will be given following the conference in Cairo on October 12;

-  Ukraine: The ministers will review the situation on the ground and the latest diplomatic developments. They will review the launch of an EU civilian operation to help the Ukrainian authorities to reform the security sector.

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