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Foreign ministers from EU, Arab League states meet in Athens, discuss Syria, Libya

  • Britain's Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Hugh Robertson arrives at an EU-Arab league Foreign Ministers summit, in Athens, on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Britain's Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Hugh Robertson arrives at an EU-Arab league Foreign Ministers summit, in Athens, on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari arrives at an EU-Arab league Foreign Ministers summit in Athens, on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. In a stunning assault that exposed Iraq's eroding central authority, al-Qaida-inspired militants overran much of Mosul on Tuesday, seizing government buildings, pushing out security forces and capturing military vehicles as thousands of residents fled the second-largest city. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari arrives at an EU-Arab league Foreign Ministers summit in Athens, on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. In a stunning assault that exposed Iraq's eroding central authority, al-Qaida-inspired militants overran much of Mosul on Tuesday, seizing government buildings, pushing out security forces and capturing military vehicles as thousands of residents fled the second-largest city. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari arrives at an EU-Arab league Foreign Ministers summit in Athens, on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. In a stunning assault that exposed Iraq's eroding central authority, al-Qaida-inspired militants overran much of Mosul on Tuesday, seizing government buildings, pushing out security forces and capturing military vehicles as thousands of residents fled the second-largest city. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari arrives at an EU-Arab league Foreign Ministers summit in Athens, on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. In a stunning assault that exposed Iraq's eroding central authority, al-Qaida-inspired militants overran much of Mosul on Tuesday, seizing government buildings, pushing out security forces and capturing military vehicles as thousands of residents fled the second-largest city. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)  (The Associated Press)

Foreign ministers from the European Union and Arab League states are holding a one-day meeting in Athens, focusing on the situation in Iraq, Syria, Libya and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

The issue of foreign fighters radicalized in conflicts in the Middle East returning home to European countries to carry out attacks was also raised by Belgium, which called for more information-sharing among EU and Arab states on returning fighters, according to Belgian minister Didier Reynders.