EU to finalize plans for cooperation with US

November 3rd, 2008 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS  

Marseilles (France), Nov 3 (Xinhua) Foreign ministers of the European Union (EU) members are to gather here Monday, on the eve of the US presidential elections, for an informal meeting to finalize their plans for closer cooperation with the US.The meeting would be chaired by French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner as his country is holding the current EU presidency.

Javier Solana, secretary-general of the EU Council and Benita Ferrero-Waldner, the European commissioner for external relations, will also attend the one-day meeting.

After the meeting, the EU foreign ministers will hold a two-day conference with their counterparts from the 39 member countries of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership often called the Barcelona Process.

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