Foreign Affairs Council, 3199th meeting: extracts from the press conference by Catherine Ashton
Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and President of the Council, held a press conference after the 3199th meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council on 19 November 2012 in Brussels.
The EU Ministers for Foreign Affairs discussed the situation in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and then the latest events in Syria and elsewhere in the EU's southern neighbourhood. The Council took stock of the Middle East Peace Process and debated the situation in Ukraine following the recent parliamentary elections. Ministers exchanged views on EU relations with Cuba and finally briefly discussed the outcome of the US elections. They also discussed the critical situation in Gaza. SHOTLISTLINKLINKLINK