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.