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Ashton Ready to Call Special Meeting on Iraq, Ukraine, Gaza

  • Reuters

FILE - European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.

FILE - European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is ready to call a special foreign ministers' meeting as early as this week and is talking to EU governments about it, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

The meeting is expected to cover conflicts in Iraq, Ukraine and Gaza. France and current EU president Italy have been pressing for a special meeting.

An Italian foreign ministry source said that a meeting of EU foreign ministers could be called as early as this week, or at the latest on Monday and Tuesday of next week.

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