On the eve of the EU-Gulf Cooperation Council Ministerial on July 19, High Representative Federica Mogherini held intensive talks in Jeddah with Saudi Foreign Minister, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, on bilateral EU-Saudi relations as well as possible responses to the difficult situation in the region.
Thank you very much. It is a pleasure for me to be in Jeddah, for the second time in an official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the last year. We meet very often in multilateral meetings and regional events, but it is always a pleasure for me to back for an official visit. I understand that it is also a special time, on the eve of GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) Summit that is going to be particularly important. So I am particularly glad to be here in this moment.
The European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, attends the 8th Summit of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Heads of State and Government in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea from 30 May to 1 June 2016.
Evropska komisija (EK) i Vlada Kosova održali su 31. maja svoj poslednji sastanak u okviru Dijaloga o procesu stabilizacije i pridruživanja (DPSP). Teme sastanka bile su ekonomija, finansijska pitanja, statistika i finansijska kontrola. Stupanjem na snagu SSP-a između EU i Kosova reformisaće se okvir dijaloga – razgovori će se voditi u okviru pododbora za sprovođenje SSP.
First of all let me say that is really an honour and a big pleasure to welcome you here Adel [bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia], just one month and a half after my last visit to Jeddah where I had the chance of meeting not only with you on our bilateral issues but also with the GCC secretariat. I would also like to thank the GCC secretariat for the work done in preparation of this Ministerial meeting. And that is really with gratitude that I welcome you here. I am really delighted that you came to Brussels after so many years to co-chair our Ministerial meeting this year. It has been an important meeting.