EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis, and Helga Schmid, Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service, will meet their counterparts from Eastern Partnership countries during an Informal Partnership dialogue on 26 November in Tbilisi.
Hosted by Georgia, the meeting brings together Ministers and high-level officials of the six Eastern Partnership countries for a high level exchange on foreign affairs as well as on health cooperation.
The meeting will give participants the opportunity to reflect on the progress made within areas of cooperation agreed at the Riga Summit and to share their views on the results of the reviewed European Neighbourhood Policy published on 18 November.
It will allow an exchange on latest foreign policy issues, including security challenges in the region. Commissioners and Health Ministers of the six Eastern Partnership countries will also elaborate on common challenges and responses on health cooperation, including cross-border threats to health.
The informal Eastern Partnership dialogues are held twice a year and hosted in turn by the Eastern Partnership countries. (EU Neighbourhood Info)