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Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to Discuss Giving EU Candidate Country Status to Serbia in Brussels


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Tomorrow Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will participate in the meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Brussels. The foreign ministers will discuss the situations in Northern Africa and the Middle East, as well as giving EU candidate country status to Serbia.

Paet stated that Estonia supports giving European Union candidate country status to Serbia and deciding on a date to start accession negotiations. “We appreciate the steps that Serbia has taken in carrying out reforms and showing their readiness to normalise relations with Kosovo,” he said.

European Union enlargement will also be a topic at the General Affairs Council on Tuesday, 28 February, where the ministers will also make preparations for the European Council taking place from 1-2 March.

The agenda for the Foreign Affairs Council also includes the situations in Syria, Egypt, and the Southern Caucasus, as well as in Serbia and Kosovo. The ministers will also discuss the current status of the Middle East peace process.

Within the framework of the European Union Foreign Affairs and General Affairs Council in Brussels, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet will also meet with the foreign ministers of the Nordic and Baltic countries and Foreign Minister of Kosovo Enver Hoxhaj.

Additional information:
Helen Ennok
Press spokesperson, Estonia’s Permanent Representation to the EU
+32 474 98 16 57

+372 637 7654



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