Second EU-Pakistan Summit — Joint Statement

An under­stand­ing was reached between the EU and Pak­istan at the First Sum­mit last year to ini­ti­ate the strate­gic dia­logue and to strength­en coop­er­a­tion in key areas of mutu­al inter­est. In addi­tion to meet­ings at the high­est lev­el, both sides have agreed to rein­force this com­mit­ment by draw­ing up a 5‑year Engage­ment Plan which will out­line spe­cif­ic tar­gets for joint actions. Lead­ers agreed that such a plan will be joint­ly drawn up after the Sum­mit. There will be a frame­work for con­sul­ta­tions at min­is­te­r­i­al or senior offi­cial lev­el. In this con­text, it has been agreed that reg­u­lar meet­ings between the High Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Union for For­eign Affairs and Secu­ri­ty Pol­i­cy and the For­eign Min­is­ter of Pak­istan will con­tin­ue under the new Lis­bon Treaty rules. The lead­ers decid­ed to take this process fur­ther by tak­ing con­crete mea­sures includ­ing the following:

– As part of this dia­logue, Pak­istan would wel­come EU sup­port in areas which are cen­tral to Pakistan’s future devel­op­ment includ­ing region­al secu­ri­ty, sta­bil­i­ty and pros­per­i­ty, human rights, democ­ra­cy, econ­o­my and trade, sci­ence and tech­nol­o­gy, dis­ar­ma­ment and non-pro­lif­er­a­tion, counter-ter­ror­ism, counter nar­cotics, ener­gy, edu­ca­tion and cul­tur­al cooperation.

– The EU and Pak­istan will also focus their com­mon agen­da on imple­men­ta­tion of the Malakand Devel­op­ment Strat­e­gy and imple­ment­ing the EU’s com­mit­ment to Pakistan’s devel­op­ment through its Plan for Strength­en­ing EU Action of Octo­ber 2009.

– The EU and Pak­istan agreed to raise the lev­el of the exist­ing Joint Com­mis­sion so that this can act as the prin­ci­pal body charged with prepar­ing the whole range of issues cov­ered by the enhanced Strate­gic Dialogue. 

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