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Minister Coveney to attend extraordinary meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney T.D. will attend an extraordinary meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels on 4 March.

The meeting will focus on the EU’s cooperation with its partners in responding to Russia’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine. EU Ministers will have an in-depth discussion on the situation and the coordination of next steps with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, UK Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss, Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.

Speaking ahead of the meeting, Minister Coveney said:

“Ireland has been very clear. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a gross violation of international law, which cannot and will not, be tolerated.
The international community has clearly demonstrated its unified rejection of Russia’s aggression against a sovereign state. Ireland continues to be at the forefront of efforts across the UN, to bring an end to this conflict and to hold Russia accountable.
I look forward to discussions tomorrow with the EU’s key partners on maintaining our close coordination on holding Russia to account and providing strong political and practical support for Ukraine.”

 

ENDS

Press Office

03 March 2022

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