Foreign Affairs Council, 10 and 13 November 2017

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Series Details 10.11.17 | 13.11.17
Publication Date 10/11/2017
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Formal meetings of the Foreign Affairs Council in 2017:

+ Foreign Affairs Council, 16 January
+ Foreign Affairs Council, 6 February
+ Foreign Affairs Council, 6 March
+ Foreign Affairs Council, 3 April
+ Foreign Affairs Council, 11-19 May
+ Foreign Affairs Council, 19 June
+ Foreign Affairs Council, 17 July 2017
+ Foreign Affairs Council, 16 October 2017

A meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council was held on 10 and 13 November 2017. The agenda includes the following topics:

10 November

+ Discussion on the development and prospects in view of the 11th ministerial conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO);

+ Information on the negotiations for trade agreement with Mexico and Mercosur;

+ Other business: Report on the implementation of free trade agreements; Discussion on the preparations for a free trade agreement with Japan and on the implementation of so-sustainable development chapters in EU trade agreements.

13 November

+ Review of issues on the international agenda;

+ Discussion on the relations between Africa and the European Union ahead of the 5th Summit between the EU and the African Union;

+ Exchange of views on the work developed regarding EU strategic communications;

+ Exchange of views on security and defence, in the context of the implementation of the EU Global Strategy, followed by the adoption of conclusions.

+ Discussion on cooperation between NATO and the European Union;

In the margins of the Council, signing of a notification letter by those member states wishing to join the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO).

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