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Foreign Affairs Council to discuss Macedonia referendum and BiH elections

The Foreign Affairs Council will hold a meeting in Luxembourg on Monday, discussing current affairs and the outcome of the 73rd UN General Assembly held in September.

Ministers may also refer to the results of the consultative referendum in Macedonia and the outcome of the elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini will also refer to the recently announced EU strategy for connecting Europe and Asia on which the Council is expected to adopt conclusions. The strategy will feed into the upcoming Asia-Europe meeting (ASEM) summit on 18-19 October.

Foreign ministers will discuss the external aspects of migration. They will take stock of progress achieved and measures adopted. This discussion is expected to prepare the leaders’ discussion at the forthcoming European Council meeting on 17-18 October.

FMs will also discuss Libya and prepare the forthcoming conference on Libya foreseen for mid-November in Palermo. The discussion will build on the informal meeting of EU foreign ministers in the margins of the recent UN General Assembly.

The Council will discuss the latest developments in the Central African Republic and is expected to adopt conclusions.

Foreign ministers will discuss the situation in Venezuela over lunch. They are expected to focus on how to find ways to re-open the political process in the country, including together with regional and international actors. Ministers may also discuss the European and international responses to the migratory crisis and the situation of Venezuelan refugees.