Informal Meeting of Foreign Affairs Council - Gymnich (Day II)

Foreign Affairs Council (FAC)







National Palace of Culture

The informal meeting of the EU foreign ministers will take place in Sofia on 15 and 16 February. The venue will open with working sessions on Syria, the Western Balkans and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. On the second day, the ministers of foreign affairs of the five EU candidate countries will join HR/VP Mogherini and the 28 EU ministers.


Ekaterina Zaharieva, Deputy Prime Minister for Judicial Reform and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria, doorstep


Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, doorstep


Nikola Dimitrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, doorstep


Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs of Belgium, doorstep


Ditmir Bushati, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Albania, doorstep


Jacek Czaputowicz, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, doorstep


Srdjan Darmanovic, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro, doorstep


Arrival, doorstep, handshake


Family photo




Press conference






Family photo


Press conference


15 February 2018 | Thursday

13:00 – 13:45

Arrivals and Doorstep

National Palace of Culture – Congress Centre Sofia (NDK); Address: 1, Bulgaria sq., 1463 Sofia

13:45 – 15:45

Working lunch - Syria

15:45 – 16:00

Family Photo

16:00 – 18:00

Working Session I – Western Balkans

18:00 – 19:00

Working Session II – Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

16 February 2018 | Friday


Arrival and Doorstep by Deputy Prime Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva

09:00 – 10:00

Welcome and Hand-shake: EU Ministers for Foreign Affairs and for Heads of Delegations of the EU candidate countries by HR/VP Mogherini and Foreign Minister Zaharieva

10:00 – 12:00

Working Session III with candidate countries

12:00 – 12:15

Family Photo with the EU candidate countries

12:15 – 12:45

Press conference (HR/VP and Minister of Foreign Affairs)

Contact persons

Eleonora Dimitrova

Ministry of Foreign Affairs/ Media Contact, European Union Directorate

+359 2 948 22 18

[email protected]

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