Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Antonio Tajani, will be in Toledo today and tomorrow, 30-31 August, to attend the Informal Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the European Union (Gymnich).
The meeting will focus on the Russian aggression against Ukraine and the crisis in Niger, as well as its repercussions on the Sahel region. The 27 member states will hold informal meetings with Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Kuleba, Niger’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Massaoudou, and with the President of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Touray.
“Italy continues to be committed to finding a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Niger and also to the more recent one in Gabon, working in close coordination with its partners,” Tajani commented, adding that “it is crucial that European countries remain fully united in the search for a peaceful way forward that ensures peace and stability for the entire Sahel region, working in agreement with regional partners”.
On the sidelines of the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Tajani will hold a number of bilateral talks.