European Union External Action

Press release: High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell visits EUNAVFOR MED IRINI’s Headquarters

Brussels, 17/03/2021 - 19:06, UNIQUE ID: 210317_13
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On 18 and 19 March 2021, the High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell will visit the EU’s CSDP military operation EUNAVFOR MED IRINI on the occasion of its 1st anniversary.

On 18 March, High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell will meet the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Luigi di Maio and the Minister of Defence Lorenzo Guerini. The HR/VP will then visit the Operation’s Headquarters in Rome where he will meet with the Operation’s Commander Rear Admiral Fabio Agostini.

On 19 March, High Representative Borrell will visit the Sigonella air base where he will deliver a speech and preside a medal ceremony. He will then visit the frigate FGS Berlin which recently joined the operation.

Media Advisory: 

  • There will be an exit doorstep following the meeting between the HR/VP and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Di Maio on 18 March.
  • A press conference will take place from the Operation’s Headquarters at 18:00 CET on 18 March.
  • The HR/VP will deliver a speech and preside a medal ceremony from the Sigonella airbase on 19 March.

All recordings and images from the visit will be available on EbS.

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