Foreign Ministers of the 27 EU countries will discuss the community's relations with Turkey at an informal meeting of the EU Council, which will be held on August 27-28 in Berlin. This is stated in a statement issued by the EU foreign service on Thursday in Brussels following a meeting in Malta of the head of European diplomacy Josep Borrel with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu.
вЂњThe talks in Valletta took place on the eve of an informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers on August 27-28 in Berlin, where relations with Turkey will again be discussed in the continuation of the debate held in the EU Council in Brussels on July 13,вЂќ it says.
The document emphasizes that вЂњTurkey is an important partner of the European UnionвЂќ. вЂњThe EU Member States want to see the strengthening of mutual relations, reversing the current negative trends,вЂќ States.
As for the meeting in Malta, the participants discussed bilateral relations, as well as issues on the international agenda, including the conflicts in Libya and Syria, the EU statement said.
An informal meeting of European foreign Ministers called "GymnichвЂќ is held every six months in the country that holds the presidency of the EU Council. Currently, and until the end of the year, this role is assigned to Germany.