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Common Foreign and Security Policy

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Czech counterpart on the Czech Presidency's priorities for the EU's common foreign and security policy. (257928)

My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary has spoken to Czech Foreign Minister Schwarzenberg about the Presidency's priority foreign policy issues on a number of occasions, including by phone on 4 January 2009, and in person ahead of the General Affairs and External Relations Council meeting on 26 January 2009 in Brussels. He also took part in a plenary discussion of the Czech Presidency priorities at that same meeting.