Meeting in Vienna, on October 30, 2015, China, Egypt, the EU, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United Nations, and the United States [“the participants”] came together to discuss the grave situation in Syria and how to bring about an end to the violence as soon as possible.
At the beginning of his mandate, President Juncker said this would be a new start for Europe, and that his Commission would focus on ten political priorities, the key challenges that face both our economy and society.
La douzième réunion des ministres des affaires étrangères de l'ASEM, qui se tiendra les 5 et 6 novembre, aura pour thème "Travailler ensemble pour un avenir durable et sûr". Organisée à l'invitation du gouvernement du Luxembourg, elle sera présidée par la haute représentante de l'Union pour les affaires étrangères et la politique de sécurité et vice-présidente de la Commission européenne, Mme Federica Mogherini.
The 12th EU-China Joint Steering Committee on Science and Technology Cooperation took place in Beijing on 30 October 2015 under the co-chairmanship of the European Commission Director General for Research and Innovation Robert-Jan Smits and the Chinese Vice Minister for Science and Technology Cao Jianlin.
Following two days of intensive talks in Vienna on the crisis in Syria, High Representative Federica Mogherini expressed the hope that enough common ground exists to begin the UN-led political process which could lead towards a political transition in the country.
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.