The 12th ASEM Foreign Ministers' Meeting will take place on 5-6 November under the theme "Working Together for a Sustainable and Secure Future". It will be chaired by High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy /Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini and hosted by the Government of Luxembourg.
The 2015 EU-SADC Ministerial dialogue took place 27th October in Luxembourg. The SADC (Southern African Development Community) comprises 15 countries  in Southern Africa, a region praised for its continued stability and economic growth.
I just had a bilateral meeting with Minister Zarif. I believe it is very important that tomorrow, here in Vienna, we will have all the relevant actors, both regionally and internationally, sitting around the same table trying to define a common space for the beginning of a political process to find a solution to the crisis in Syria.
You are invited to a background press briefing ahead of the 12th ASEM Foreign Ministers' Meeting. The briefing by an EEAS Senior Official will take place at the EEAS building, Rond-Point Schuman 9, on Friday 30 October at 10h00 in the press briefing room.