Foreign Affairs Council, 3199th meeting: round table

Type: Report   Reference: I-075332   Duration: 10:02:31  Lieu:
End production: 19/11/2012   First transmission: 19/11/2012
On 19 November 2012, Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, chaired the 3199th meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council, in Brussels. The Council welcomed the formation of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces and considered them legitimate representatives of the aspirations of the Syrian people. This agreement represents a major step towards the necessary unity of the Syrian opposition. At the same time, the Council reiterated its full support to the efforts of Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi in finding a political solution to the crisis. The Council took stock of developments in the Middle East Peace Process. It expressed its grave concern about the situation in Gaza and Israel and deeply regretted the loss of civilian life on both sides. It called for an urgent de-escalation and cessation of hostilities. In their six-monthly meeting within the Council, EU Defence Ministers discussed the state of play concerning the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) and adopted conclusions on military capability development. The Council also established the 2013 budget for the European Defence Agency. As far as CSDP operations are concerned, the Council noted progress in the preparation of a military mission to support the reorganisation and training of the Malian armed forces. This video shows extracts of the round table.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Erkki Tuomioja, Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs 00:00:03
10:00:08 Didier Reynders, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, External Trade and European Affairs, Laurent Fabius, French Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Jean Asselborn, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg 00:00:15
10:00:23 Carl Bildt, Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Laurent Fabius (2 shots) 00:00:10
10:00:34 Didier Reynders 00:00:04
10:00:39 Paulo Portas, Portuguese Minister for Foreign Affairs 00:00:05
10:00:44 Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, Cypriot Minister for Foreign Affairs (2 shots) 00:00:11
10:00:55 Villy Søvndal, Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jean Asselborn and Edgars Rinkēvičs, Latvian Minister for Foreign Affairs 00:00:06
10:01:02 Carl Bildt 00:00:04
10:01:06 Karel Schwarzenberg, Czech Minister for Foreign Affairs 00:00:07
10:01:13 Štefan Füle, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, and Laurent Fabius 00:00:05
10:01:19 General view of the meeting room 00:00:04
10:01:24 Nikolaï Mladenov, Bulgarian Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Miroslav Lajčák, Slovak Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs 00:00:06
10:01:30 William Hague, British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 00:00:07
10:01:38 Nikolaï Mladenov, Miroslav Lajčák and William Hague 00:00:06
10:01:44 William Hague and Nikolaï Mladenov 00:00:11
10:01:56 General view of the meeting 00:00:08
10:02:04 Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and President of the Council, and Karel Schwarzenberg 00:00:06
10:02:11 Audronius Ažubalis, Lithuanian Minister for Foreign Affairs, János Martonyi, Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Edgars Rinkēvičs 00:00:03
10:02:14 Dimitris Avramopoulos, Greek Minister for Foreign Affairs 00:00:05
10:02:20 General view of the meeting 00:00:08
10:02:28 Catherine Ashton 00:00:02
10:02:31 General views of the meeting (2 shots) 00:00:15
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