The Portuguese Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, will play host to the Foreign Affairs Ministers from the other Member States of the European Union (EU) for an in-person meeting in Lisbon on 27 May, at 08h00 (local time), with the usual chairmanship of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell. As a rule, this informal meeting, known as Gymnnich, is organised by the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU.
The main items on the agenda for this meeting will be EU-Africa relations, the unresolved conflicts in the Eastern Neighbourhood and the Indo-Pacific region. There will also be an exchange of views with the Jordanian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ayman Al Safadi, who has been invited to take part in the working lunch.
A press conference with the Portuguese Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and the High Representative/Vice-President will be held after the meeting and is scheduled for 17h00 (Lisbon time).