Cyprus Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Christodoulides travels to Brussels on Sunday to take part in the Foreign Affairs Council on Monday which will discuss EU-US relations following Biden`s election, developments as regards Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, relations with Turkey and the rollout of COVID vaccines to third countries. Climate crisis and Energy Diplomacy will also be on the agenda of the FAC.

EU Ministers will also have a videoconference with Japanese FM Toshimitsu Motegi and will discuss cooperation and regional security, a Foreign Affairs press release says.

On Tuesday Christodoulides is set to meet with Josep Borrell, the EU High Representative and Olivér Várhelyi, the Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement with whom he will discuss UN Secretary General`s initiative to convene  an informal meeting on Cyprus.

They will also discuss EU-Turkey relations and the developments in the eastern Mediterranean region.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. The latest UN backed round of talks took place in 2017, in the Swiss resort of Crans Montana, but failed to yield any results.

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