The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D., will attend an informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers, hosted by the Romanian Presidency in Bucharest on 31 January – 1 February.
Ministers will discuss Eastern Partnership, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, as well as the political, economic and humanitarian situation in Venezuela, the situation in Syria and EU-China relations.
Speaking before the meeting the Tánaiste stated:
“This meeting is an important opportunity for EU Ministers to hold informal discussions on foreign policy issues and on how the EU can best engage with and respond to global developments.
My colleagues and I will have an exchange of views on EU-China relations, which are increasingly important given China’s increasingly prominent role in global forums, and the turbulent global environment. We will also discuss China with Foreign Ministers from EU candidate countries.”