The Czech Presidency convened an extraordinary meeting of EU Ministers for Foreign Affairs with Tzipi Livni, Israeli Minister for Foreign Affairs, on 21 January 2009 in Brussels.
The meeting was chaired by Karel Schwarzenberg, Czech Minister for Foreign Affairs and President in office of the Council. It was also attended by Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the EU and High Representative for CFSP, and Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Member of the EC in charge of External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy.
In reaction to the meeting, a large group of pro-Palestinians met at the entrance of the Council building to protest against the situation in Gaza and the Israeli attacks suffered by the civilians.
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