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session of Advice of heads EU Ministry of Foreign Affairs

In Luxembourg on Monday, on October, 21st Opens, two-day session of Ministerial council of foreign affairs of EU opens.

as the correspondent " passes; News " it will be divided on two parts, according to the new formula. On Monday ministers sit at a format of Advice on external relations. On Tuesday they will gather for Advice on common causes.

the foreign policy part on Monday will be preceded by conference on " to Northern measurement " at level of high officials. Simultaneously will pass session of Advice of association of EU - Israel at level of heads of foreign policy departments with the assistance of the Israeli Minister for Foreign Affairs Shimona Peres.

among the major questions of the basic program of the first day of a MTG - cooperation with Russia in the light of preparation for EU summit - the Russian Federation on November, 11th. One of the main aspects of this discussion - results of performance of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and Russia within five years of its action.

advice will discuss conditions in the Near East, including problems on realisation of conclusions " the Near-Eastern four " from September, 17th in New York. Within the limits of the same question the exchange of opinions on a situation round Iraq will take place.

position on the Western Balkans will be considered. In particular, it will be a question of elections on October, 5th in Bosnia and Herzegovina, presidential election in Serbia and parliamentary in Montenegro, the constitutional charter of the Yugoslavian federation, municipal elections in Kosovo on October, 26th and a number other aspects of the Balkan subjects.

Ministers for Foreign Affairs of EU will discuss a problem of struggle against illegal trade in diamonds and will support " process of Kimberley " on certification of the diamonds getting on the international market.

Among other questions of the summons of the first day of Advice of EU in Luxembourg - human rights in Iran, an act of terrorism in Indonesia on island Bali and a situation in the Cat - d Ivuare.

On Tuesday on EU Ministerial council on common causes two main sections will be preparation for the Bruxelles summit of EU 24 - on October, 25th of expansion of the European union and the Kaliningrad problem.