Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has invited his counterparts from France and Poland, Bernard Kouchner and Radoslaw Sikorski, for a meeting of the Weimar Triangle in Bonn on 26/27 April. The talks, which will be held in the Villa Hammerschmidt, will focus on issues of foreign and European policy, particularly the EU’s external relations and possible joint initiatives to strengthen the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy.
While in Bonn, the three Weimar Triangle foreign ministers will also meet the new Ukrainian foreign minister, Kostyantyn Gryshchenko. The main topics for discussion then will be the EU’s relations with Ukraine and regional development.
The Weimar Triangle foreign ministers’ meeting will open on Monday evening (26 April) with a classical concert in “La Redoute” in Bad Godesberg. As 2010 is Chopin Year, three pianists from Germany, Poland and France will play works by the Polish composer as a contribution to the Weimar Triangle of culture.