Informal meeting of defence ministers

Foreign Affairs Council (FAC)

from

04.05.2018

19:00

to

05.05.2018

13:00

National Palace of Culture

The Informal Meeting of the Ministers of Defence is a preparatory meeting on topics on the agenda of the Foreign Affairs/Defence Council. The meeting will focus on the discussion of issues related to key activities of the European Defence Agency, the Permanent Structured Cooperation, the Action Plan on Military Mobility and perspectives for crisis management operations.

 

Video

Handshake

 

Family photo

 

Krasimir Karakachanov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of the Republic of Bulgaria, doorstep

 

Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the Commission, doorstep

 

Arrival and doorstep

 

Roundtable and opening remarks by Boyko Borissov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria, and Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the Commission

 

Press conference

 

Highlights

 

Photos

Handshake and family photo

Arrival

Roundtable

Press conference

Agenda

04 May 2018 | Friday

19:30 - 20:10

Arrival and handshake - Minister of Defence of Republic of Bulgaria Krasimir Karakachanov and HR/VP Federica Mogherini with EU Defence Ministers (broadcast live)

Boyana Residence

20:10 - 20:15

Family photo (broadcast live)

Boyana Residence

05 May 2018 | Saturday

07:30 - 08:30

Arrival and doorstep (broadcast live)

National Palace of Culture

08:20 - 08:30

Roundtable (broadcast live)

National Palace of Culture, Hall 3

08:30 - 09:30

EDA Steering Board

The Key Tasks and Future Activities of the EDA

09:45 - 10:15

Introductory Remarks by the HR/VP Mogherini

Action Plan on Military Mobility

10:15 - 11:15

Working Session I: Permanent Structured Cooperation

11:15 – 12:15

Working Session II: Perspectives for Crisis Management Operations

With the participation of Rose Gottemoeller, the Deputy Secretary General of NATO and Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations.

12:15 – 12:45

Press conference (broadcast live)

Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy; Krasimir Karakachanov, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Bulgaria

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