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Foreign ministers to review situation in Libya

The Council will have a debate on the priorities for the implementation of the EU Global Strategy for the forthcoming year.

The debate will build on the discussion that foreign affairs ministers had in June.

Foreign ministers will discuss recent developments in Libya and review the EU’s response. They will also discuss the future prospects for the country, especially in light of the recent appointment of Ghassan Salamé as UN Secretary-General special representative in Libya. The Council is expected to adopt conclusions on Libya.

Foreign ministers will discuss the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), in light of recent developments, including the most recent launch of a ballistic missile on 4 July 2017 in a flagrant violation of several United Nations Security Council resolutions. It is expected to adopt  conclusions on the DPRK.

Over lunch, foreign ministers will discuss migration, focusing on the situation on the Central Mediterranean route. Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and William Lacy Swing, Director-General of the International Organisation Migration will both take part in the discussion.

The Council is also expected to adopt without debate a number of decisions and conclusions, including the approval of a crisis management concept for a civilian mission in support of security sector reform in Iraq, as well as Council conclusions on Pakistan and on the EU priorities at the United Nations and the 72nd UN General Assembly.

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