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Informal meeting of ministers of foreign affairs of the EU countries in Cordoba

 

A Gymnich was, as traditionally, an opportunity to an informal discussion of ministers of foreign affairs of the EU countries on strategic issues of foreign policy of the EU. This Gymnich was organized by the Spanish EU presidency in Andalusian Cordoba on March 5 and 6.

Minister Kohout said a very first informal meeting of ministers of foreign affairs after the Lisabon Treaty´s coming into force was very interesting and important because it showed ways to customize joint approaches to a new EU foreign policy and diplomacy.

The most discussed topics of the Gymnich were EU policy to new global players (especially China, India and Brazil), Middle East peace process, West Balkans and issues of structural changes of the EU institutions in area of Common Foreign and Security Policy. The issue of Common Foreign and Security Policy was focused especially on the European External Action Service.

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