Leaders from the European Union (EU) and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) met virtually on 2 December 2021. The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, chaired the meeting, representing the EU alongside President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell also took part in the meeting. The Heads of State/Government of 7 LAC countries, holding the presidencies of regional and sub-regional organisations in 2021(1), participated in the meeting.
02/12/2021 – HR/VP Blog – For many Europeans, the Mediterranean and the Southern Neighbourhood are mainly about conflicts and migration. But our relations are and must be about so much more. How to make the Mediterranean a place for shared progress was the key question of the Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean and the EU-Southern Neighbourhood Ministerial Meeting that just took place in Barcelona.