EPP Foreign Affairs Ministers, co-chaired by Italian Deputy PM and Minister of Foreign Affairs, EPP Vice-President Antonio TAJANI and EPP Vice-President and Chair of the EP AFET Committee, David McALLISTER MEP met this morning to prepare the FAC agenda. Swedish Minister Tobias BILLSTRÖM informed the colleagues about the successes and challenges of the current EU Council Presidency. Ministers discussed the need for sustained military support to Ukraine in its efforts to repel Russia's war of aggression, but also the enforcement of a more efficient implementation of EU sanctions. They touched upon the issue of a stronger engagement of the EU in the Western Balkans under the new geopolitical situation created in Europe by Russia's war in Ukraine, and how to address current challenges at the Horn of Africa, including the need to re-establish political stability in the region, especially in Sudan.

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