Migration, asylum and border control issues are expected to top the agenda of the informal EU Council of Justice and Home Affairs Ministers, to be held in the Latvian capital, Riga, on January 29 and 30, with the participation of Cyprus` Interior Minister Socrates Hasikos.
Hasikos will also attend the Joint EU and Eastern Partnership Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting.
According to an official announcement, EU Ministers will exchange views on a common response to increased migration flows in the EU, ahead of the European agenda on migration, which is being prepared by the European Commission.
O the sidelines of the informal Council, the Joint EU and Eastern Partnership Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting will take place, with the participation of Ministers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and the Ukraine.
The Cypriot Interior Minister will meet bilaterally with his Georgian counterpart Vakhtang Gomelauri and attend a joint meeting with the Ministers of Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Malta and Spain to discuss internal security matters arising from foreign militants and terrorists.
Latvia holds the current six-month rotating presidency of the Council of the EU.
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY