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US, EU FMs to discuss Middle East issues in first meeting Mon.

(MENAFN – Kuwait News Agency (KUNA))
BRUSSELS, Feb 19 (KUNA) — The European Union has invited US secretary of state Anthony Blinken to join the EU Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) by videoconference when it meets in Brussels on Monday.
The first meeting between the top US diplomat and the EU foreign ministers will last 2 hours, a senior EU official told an online press briefing on Friday ahead of the FAC.
“It is clear in our minds that the message that the new US administration wants to give is that they want to engage with the EU to work on different issues of common interests,” he said speaking on condition of anonymity.
Apart from Iran, the situation of the perspective of the Middle East Peace Process will be discussed because the Biden administration is starting anew approach to this question, said the EU official.
The situation in Syria, Iraq and Yemen are also expected to be discussed at the meeting besides Russia, Turkey and China. (end)


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