EU Foreign Affairs ministers meet on 15 May 2017 in Brussels to take stock of the implementation of the EU Global Strategy in the area of security and defence, in particular on the civilian aspects. The Council is also discussing the situation in the Horn of Africa, a region facing destabilisation, in particular in Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan. EU-Africa relations are also being discussed, in preparation of the EU-Africa Summit (November). Another topic of discussion is the review of the Eastern Partnership, ahead of the ministerial meeting to take place on 19 June in Luxembourg and of the Eastern Partnership Summit foreseen on 24 November in Brussels.
Departure and doorstep by Angelino ALFANO, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Italy, follwing the Foreign Affairs Council, taking place on the 15th of May in Brussels.
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