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07
Sep
Informal Meetings of Ministers
Informal Meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers (GYMNICH)
07.09.2012 - 08.09.2012updated
Location: Aphrodite Hills Resort, Pafos

The informal meeting of the Foreign Ministers is usually held once every six months in the member state which holds the Presidency of the Council of the EU. It has duration of two days (usually held on a Friday and Saturday). The meeting, which is also known as the "Gymnich", named after the castle in Germany where the first meeting was held during the German Presidency of the EU Council in 1974, is informal and as such no Conclusions are adopted . This enables the EU Foreign Ministers to discuss freely current EU's foreign policy issues. The Gymnich is chaired by the High Representative of the EU for Foreign affairs and Security Policy, Ms Catherine Ashton. Other participants of the meeting include the European Correspondents from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of each member state who accompany the Ministers and representatives of the European Commission.


Competent Ministry:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

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Aphrodite Hills Resort, Pafos


3 Aphrodite Avenue, Kouklia 8509
P.O. Box 62769
8072 Pafos, Cyprus

Telephone+357 26828000
Coordinates34.681057 32.607731