Speaking to the press after the EU Foreign Ministers Informal Meeting held in Toledo, hosted by Spain, which holds the European Union (EU) term presidency, Borrell said, “Ukraine needs to become a member of the EU as quickly as the Western Balkans.” said.
Borrell noted that, as the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, stated that the EU’s foresight in its enlargement and setting a date would be positive in terms of gaining political momentum in the process.
The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy said: “This will be good for both us and the member states, and it will mobilize our energies. We must be prepared for an agreement that could affect 10 more members of the EU. Ukraine in particular, because it needs a lot of support.” used the phrases.
On the other hand, stressing that the priority of the EU is diplomatic initiatives in Niger, where the military seized power on July 26, Borrell said, “The diplomatic path is always our priority. No one wants military intervention. We give priority to diplomatic paths and we do so.” made its assessment.
Asked about possible economic sanctions on Niger, Borrell said, “We don’t want the sanctions to become an additional penalty for the world’s second poorest country.” gave the answer.