EU-Asia Summit pledges to promote human rights in the region

The two-day ASEM Summit (EU-Asia) ended with a pledge for the promotion of human rights by all 25 participating countries

The two-day ASEM Summit (EU-Asia), held in Seoul, ended with a pledge for the promotion of human rights by all 25 participating countries. Leaders of the two continents promised to create a genuine partnership for prosperity and stability. Sixteen projects of cooperation were approved: among them the idea of creating a trans-Eurasia information network, and common fight against global organised crime.

The EU leaders also hailed the reconciliation between the two Koreas. Several European governments (among them the UK, Germany and Spain) announced they will be reopening diplomatic relations with North Korea.

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