Laurent Fabius will participate in the informal meeting of foreign ministers (Gymnich), which will take place in Riga and will be chaired by Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Edgars Rinkevics, Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs.
The discussions will focus on the following issues:
- Libya: The ministers will take stock of the situation and review possible EU support for the dialogue process led by Mr. Bernardino Leon, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General;
- Ukraine: The discussions will focus on the implementation of the Minsk agreement and EU support to that end, in particular through its support for OSCE action;
- European Neighborhood Policy: the ministers will initiate discussions on reviewing the European Neighborhood Policy, notably in preparation for the Eastern Partnership summit scheduled to take place in Riga from May 21 to 22.
- Security: Discussions will focus on the revision of the EU security strategy in preparation for the European Council in June.