The foreign ministers of the European Union met today in Brussels to address the security situation in Europe and other strategic issues of European foreign policy. The main point of the meeting was the situation in Ukraine, on which there was total unity among the participants. Conclusions have been approved condemning Russia’s aggressive attitude and stressing that dialogue is the preferred method, but aware that the EU countries must be prepared for any circumstance. In the event of Russian aggression against Ukraine, the EU member states have agreed on the need to adopt sanctions. In addition, an aid package has been adopted for Ukraine for 1,200 million euros, as a support measure for this country.
During the celebration of the CAE, the European ministers held a meeting by videoconference with Antony Blinken, Secretary of State of the United States. Minister José Manuel Albares has pointed out that Blinken’s participation in the meeting is a sign of the EU’s unity with its natural ally, the United States.
In the CAE, Spain has expressed, in the words of Albares, “its commitment to its European partners, to transatlantic unity, to the territorial integrity and national sovereignty of Ukraine, to the principles of the United Nations Charter, to the Act End of Helsinki, and with the principles of international legality.” The minister has highlighted that we are at the moment of the 4 Ds: “diplomacy, de-escalation, de-escalation and dissuasion.”
In addition, José Manuel Albares has met with the Commissioner and Vice President for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight, Maroš Šefčovič, to coordinate the positions of Spain and the EU in the negotiations with the United Kingdom, with special attention to Gibraltar.
Source: Spain in Iraq