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 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.
High Representative Federica Mogherini travelled to Italy for an official visit on Thursday. Mrs Mogherini was received by the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella. She also had meetings with the Minster of Foreign Affairs Paolo Gentiloni, the Minister of Defence Roberta Pinotti, the Minister of the Economy Pier Carlo Padoan and the Minister of the Interior Angelino Alfano.
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.
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.