Three intense days at the Munich Security Conference

Three intense days at the Munich Security Conference

These were three intense days at the Munich Security Conference. I already mentioned the work weh ave done on Syria and on the Middle East peace process. But I had also plenty of bilateral meetings and other opportunities for dialogue with colleagues: my conversation with Javad Zarif on Iran and the future of the region, the coordination with Jens Stoltenberg on the work NATO and the EU are doing in the Aegean Sea, the meeting with the delegation of the House of Representatives of Libya on the country’s future and the international community’s support to the coming government of national accord.

Then the meetings with Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko, with Slovenia’s President Borut Pahor, with the President of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Masoud Barzani, with Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, with Moldova’s Foreign Minister Andrei Galbur. With Sameh Shoukry, the Foreign Minister of Egypt, I raised the need of full cooperation with the Italian authorities to shed light on the death of Giulio Regeni.

Together with the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea, Yun Byung-se, we coordinated our common response to North Korea’s unacceptable nuclear activities. I met with Denis Zvizdic, the Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina, just before his country submits its application for EU membership on Monday. I had the pleasure to discuss the perspectives of a peace process between Israel and Palestine with Tzipi Livni, and a great number of informal meetings and conversations with the media: below here are a few excerpts from my BBC interview.

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