The Ministerial meeting will be chaired by Swiss Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann. It is foreseen that the Georgian Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Ms Vera Kobalia, will be in Gstaad to sign a joint declaration on cooperation with the EFTA States.
The Council approved amendments to the EFTA Convention, which will enter into force at a later date, improving market access for agricultural products among the EFTA members.
The most recent negotiating round reviewed by the Council, took place from 4 to 7 June in Panama City with Costa Rica, Honduras and Panama. The talks covered all topics foreseen to be included in a future agreement and an ambitious work programme was agreed to work towards an early conclusion of the negotiations.
The next Council meeting will take place on 11 July 2012.
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