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Press Release – Dr. Marcoullis to chair EU-Algeria Association Council and to brief EP’s Development Committee on behalf of the High Representative
05.12.2012, 11:04 (CET)
Cyprus’ Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis will debrief the European Parliament’s (EP) Development Committee (DEVE) on Thursday, December 6, on the Conclusions of the Foreign Affairs Council of October 15. Dr. Marcoullis is also set to preside over the EU-Algeria Association Council on the same day,  on behalf of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Catherine Ashton.

Cyprus’ Foreign Affairs Minister will be representing the Baroness Ashton before the EP’s DEVE Committee in Brussels, to report on the Conclusions of the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) of October 15 on issues of development. Dr. Marcoullis will present some of the general strategic issues discussed at the FAC meeting, mainly EU’s support to transition societies, EU's approach to resilience and more importantly the debate on the post-2015 global framework (on development).

On the same day, Minister Marcoullis will chair the Association Council with Algeria, on behalf of the High Representative. The main topics of discussion between the EU and Algerian representations will be the Algerian government’s reform programme, the reinforcement of EU-Algeria relations as well as regional developments, particularly in the Maghreb, Sahel and in the Middle East Peace Process.

Communications Officer
Charis Christodoulidou

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Email: cchristodoulidou@mfa.gov.cy
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