On October 23, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian will host Ekaterina Zakharieva, deputy prime minister for justice reform and foreign minister of the Republic of Bulgaria.
He will assure her of France’s full support ahead of the European Council presidency to be held by Bulgaria in January 2018.
The ministers will review various aspects of the EU’s external relations, including the stability of the western Balkans, strengthening the security of the European area, and issues related to the rule of law. They will talk about reforming the EU in line with the approaches discussed by heads of state and government at the European Council of October 19-20. They will also discuss expanding our bilateral relations.