European Union – Laurent Fabius’s participation in the Foreign Affairs Council (Brussels, March 16, 2015)


Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, will participate in the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels on March 16. The work will focus on the following points:

  • Africa: The ministers will discuss the strengthening of relations between the EU and Africa in the areas of security, trade and the fight against climate disruption;
  • Libya: An update will be provided on EU support for UN action, while Mr. Bernardino León is continuing his consultations with the Libyan parties;
  • Eastern Partnership: The ministers will prepare for the summit in Riga on May 21 and 22;
  • Migration: EU action in response to the increase in illegal migration in the Mediterranean Sea is scheduled to be discussed.

Following this meeting, Laurent Fabius will attend a working dinner with his German, British and Iranian counterparts as well as with Ms. Federica Mogherini in order to discuss the Iranian nuclear issue.