PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE MINISTRY FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Minister Vella meets the Director General DEVCO

Today, Minister for Foreign Affairs George W. Vella met the Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO) Stefano Manservisi, and Head of Unit Vincent Grimaud, in order to discuss preparations for the upcoming Maltese Presidency of the European Council in 2017 which is expected to be intensive in view of the very important dossiers it will be dealing with.

In this context, the topics of discussion centred on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the revision of the European Consensus for Development, relations with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries after the expiry of the Cotonou agreement in 2020, the nexus between migration and development and the European External Investment Plan (EIP), as well as preparations for the EU-Africa Summit to be held in 2017 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Source: Government of Malta.