The Foreign Affairs Council will start with a discussion on current affairs, allowing ministers to review pressing issues on the international agenda.
The High Representative and foreign ministers will address situation in Venezuela. They may also touch upon the Western Balkans leader’s meeting (Tirana, 8-9 May), the US decision to discontinue the waiver on title 3 of the Helms-Burton Act and the situation in Sudan.
The Council will discuss Libya, starting with an exchange of views with the UN Secretary- General’s Special Representative Ghassan Salamé. This discussion will focus on recent developments in the country and possible steps that the EU could take to avoid further escalation of the conflict.
Foreign ministers will then have an exchange of views on the Sahel. The next day EU foreign and defence ministers will have a session with their counterparts of the G5 Sahel countries (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger). The Council is expected to adopt conclusions on the Sahel