The European Union’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Monday announced that all of the bloc’s foreign ministers were for the first time meeting beyond its borders, in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.
“We are convening a historic meeting of EU Foreign Ministers here in Ukraine, candidate country and future member of the EU. We are here to express our solidarity and support to the Ukrainian people,” Borrell said in a statement on social media.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Monday welcomed the news of the meeting in what he called the bloc’s “future borders.”
“This a historic event because for the fist time ever the foreign affairs council is going to sit down outside of its current borders — outside the borders of the European Union — but within future borders of the European Union,” he told reporters standing next to the bloc’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell.