Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs meetings: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

From 1 October 2020 to present:

1. A list of all meetings that Michael Russell has conducted with foreign officials. Including details of the date of the meeting and who was present at the metting.

2. Copies of the minutes from all the above meetings.


Information detailing all Ministerial engagements with attendee lists are regularly published on the Scottish Government website details and can be found here:

Ministerial engagements, travel and gifts - (

The information you have requested regarding minutes is enclosed with this letter and at Annex A and A(i) of this letter. While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance, exemptions under Section 25(1), Sections 30(b)(1)(2)(c), Section 32(1)(a)(i) and (ii) section 38(1)(b) apply to some of the information requested.

The reasons why these exemptions apply are explained in Annex B.

About FOI
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at

FOI202100136000 - Annex A
FOI202100136000 - Annex B


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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