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Informal meeting of Ministers

Informal meeting of Defence Ministers

27 - 28 May Lisbon (CCB)
The Informal Meeting of EU Defence Ministers is a high-level meeting where Ministers will have the opportunity to exchange views and point the way forward on the latest developments concerning the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy.

The meeting will be chaired by the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. 

In addition to Defence Ministers of the EU Member States, the meeting will also be attended by the Chairman of the EU Military Committee (EUMC), representatives of the General Secretariat of the Council (GSC) and of the European External Action Service (EEAS), as well as the European Commission, the Political and Security Committee (PSC), and the European Defence Agency (EDA).

The NATO Secretary General has been invited for the first day of this meeting.

On the second day of the meeting, EU Defence Ministers will meet with representatives from African regional organisations to discuss the EU-Africa Partnership on Peace and Security and with the UN Under-Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations.

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