EU foreign affairs ministers to meet at informal Gymnich in Toledo

EU foreign affairs ministers will meet at the Informal Meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers (Gymnich) in Toledo in Spain on 30–31 August. State Secretary Lauri Tierala will represent Finland at the meeting.


The foreign ministers will continue their discussion on Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. They will exchange views on the EU’s security commitments and long-term support to Ukraine and the Ukrainian Peace Formula. The foreign ministers will also discuss the EU’s global advocacy efforts ahead of the high-level week of the UN General Assembly.

Another item on the agenda will be the deteriorating security situation and humanitarian conditions in the Sahel as well as the situation in Niger in the aftermath of the coup d’état.


  • Lauri Hirvonen, European Correspondent, Unit for European Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), tel. +358 295 350 063
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