Second EU-Pakistan Summit – Joint Statement

Second EU-Pakistan Summit – Joint Statement
Brussels, 4 June 2010

  • Strengthening the Strategic Dialogue
  • Security
  • Trade and Investment
  • Development
  • Regional issues
  • Democracy, Governance and Promotion of Human Rights

The second EU-Pakistan Summit was held in Brussels on 04 June 2010. The EU was represented by Mr. Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council and by Mr. Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission. Commissioner for Trade Karel De Gucht also took part. The Islamic Republic of Pakistan was represented by Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, with Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Commerce Minister Makhdoom Mohammad Amin Fahim also in attendance.

While last year’s summit served to underline the EU’s strong support for Pakistan’s democratic government, today’s second Summit has set the basis for a strategic dialogue aimed at forging a partnership for peace and development rooted in shared values, principles and commitments. In this context leaders reaffirmed their determination to jointly address regional and global security issues, to promote respect for human rights, economic and trade cooperation and provision of humanitarian assistance, and to cooperate to further strengthen Pakistan’s democratic government and institutions.