Wednesday, 10 June 2015

EU-CELAC Foreign Ministers Summit 2015

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the European Union and of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) met in Brussels on 9 June 2015, on the eve of the EU-CELAC Summit scheduled for 10 - 11 June. The Summit was co-chaired by the High Representative and Vice-President, Federica Mogherini and by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador, Ricardo Patiño, as the acting President of CELAC. In total, 61 EU and CELAC delegations participated in the ministerial meeting, exchanging views on the future of bi-regional relations amidst the new global challenges. The  EU LAC Foundation award ceremony, also took place and recognised the contribution of civil society initiatives to deepen bi-regional relationships between the EU and LAC-countries and help improve the lives of citizens on both continents.