In accordance with General Assembly resolutions 61/191 and 62/187, the review conference should address progress made, reaffirm goals and commitments, share best practices and lessons learned.
The conference should also identify obstacles and constraints encountered, actions and initiatives to overcome them and important measures for further implementation, as well as new challenges and emerging issues.
The Francia President, Nicolas Sarkozy, will meet with Italia Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, and with the President of the Government of Spain, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, to analize Mediterranean Union issues.
“The conference will be attended by foreign ministers of the Palestinian Authority and Israel, as well as their counterparts from more than 40 countries which co-operate actively in the search for an Arab-Israeli accord. Among them will be members of the Middle East “quarter” (the US, Russia, the UN and the EU), as well as representatives of the Arab League, Japan, Canada and other Middle Eastern countries”
The Lima Summit will provide another important opportunity for political dialogue at the highest level in order to address major challenges in a frank and open way and to assess recent developments in both regions.
It will also be an occasion to give more visibility to the extensive cooperation between both partners, and to analyze the action and policies undertaken within the framework of the EU-LAC Strategic Partnership.
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The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the European Union will convene at the traditional semi-annual informal meeting – the “Gymnich” – at Brdo pri Kranju, on 28 and 29 March.
In an informal atmosphere, a few significant issues of relevance to the European foreign policy will be debated, among others, the situation in the Western Balkans.
This high-level event will bring together political leaders, representatives of international and regional bodies, donor agencies, civil society groups and foundations to explore ways of addressing the growing polarization between nations and cultures worldwide and develop partnerships to promote cross-cultural understanding globally.Related publications