Lucinda Creighton will come face to face with Enda Kenny today, across the table at a high-powered EU meeting. It will also be attended by the German chancellor, Angela Merkel.
Ms Creighton, a former European Affairs minister, will be at the top table at a meeting of the leaders of Europe's biggest political party grouping.
But the Taoiseach is going to be focusing on Ireland's exit from the bailout and lobbying for the promised funds for the banking bailout.
Mr Kenny is pushing for implementation of the agreement from 15 months ago, when EU leaders pledged a legacy bank-debt deal for Ireland.
"The Taoiseach will be taking the opportunity to engage with leaders on the exit from the bailout and the need to follow through on previous agreement," a spokesman said.
The meeting also comes at a time when Ireland's corporation tax rate is under scrutiny in Germany as it forms part of negotiations for a new coalition government.
Mr Kenny is attending the meeting of European People's Party (EPP) leaders at the picturesque Bouchout Castle outside Brussels, before an EU summit begins this evening.
He will be among 13 EU leaders at the EPP meeting, including the German Chancellor. Sitting opposite them will be the party's 10 vice-presidents, including Ms Creighton (pictured).
She remains a vice-president of the EPP, despite her sacking as a minister and her resignation from the Fine Gael parliamentary party over the abortion legislation.