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Source: European Union (EU)
10 June 2011



EU-Russia Summit – main outcome
Nizhny Novgorod 9-10 June


The 27th EU-Russia Summit took place on 9-10 June in Nizhny Novgorod. EU was represented by President Van Rompuy, President Barroso, High Representative/Vice President Ashton and Commissioner De Gucht. Russian Federation was represented by President Medvedev, Foreign Minister Lavrov and Minister of Economic Development Nabiullina. Discussions covered: global economy and global governance issues; EU-Russia relations, including the EU-Russia Partnership for Modernisation and the negotiations on a New Agreement; trade issues, including prospects for Russia’s WTO accession. The exchanges on international issues focused on developments in North Africa and the Middle East but included also European regional issues.

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As regards international issues developments in North Africa and the Middle East were subject to a comprehensive discussion with detailed exchanges in particular on Libya and Syria. Both sides agreed that all violence must be ended and also shared concerns about situation in Yemen. On the Middle East Peace Process, both sides welcomed the Palestinian reconciliation deal and stressed the need for a Ministerial Quartet meeting soon. There was a short exchange of views on Iran.

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