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Informal Foreign Affairs Council, 05/12/2017

05/12/2017 - 13:51
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EU News 260/2017

Foreign affairs ministers had an informal meeting with the US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson in Brussels on 5 December.

The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, EU foreign ministers and the US State Secretary discussed how to strengthen transatlantic cooperation on major global challenges such as trade, climate change as well as a number of security and geopolitical issues of common concern.

During the meeting, foreign ministers and the Secretary of State addressed pressing issues on the international agenda, including the Middle East Peace Process, the situation in the Syria, the approach to Russia and cooperation with Ukraine, and tensions in the Korean peninsula.

The meeting was also an opportunity to exchange on the importance of implementing the Iran nuclear deal, the JCPOA, as underlined in the EU statement of 16 October 2017.

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