Story title EU-Republic of Korea Summit 2013
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The EU-Republic of Korea Summit will be held at the Justus Lipsius building of the Council of the European Union on 8 November 2013.

Video title Roundtable (Leaders Meeting)
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Extracts from the leaders meeting roundtable, during the EU-Republic of Korea Summit taking place on 8 November 2013 in Brussels.

Reference 100609 Video infos Mpg4 / PAL - 16:9 Duration 00:00:24 Type Roundtable
Shooting date 08-11-2013 Country Belgium Town Brussels    

The Summit marks 50 years of diplomatic relations between the EU and South Korea and this will be will be celebrated through a leaders declaration.

At the summit, discussions are expected to focus on:
EU-Republic of Korea relations. Bilateral cooperation on political and security affairs will be discussed reflecting the EU’s and Korea’s increasing international engagement. Leaders will address EU - Korea economic relations in general and trade in particular, taking into account the expansion of bilateral trade since the provisional application of the Free Trade Agreement as of 1 July 2011. The Summit will also provide an opportunity to take stock of cooperation in the field of science, technology and education. The leaders are expected to approve the signing of an arrangement to promote the hosting of Korean researchers in Europe and the signing of a declaration to deepen cooperation in higher education. They should also discuss and welcome a forthcoming agreement that will allow Korea, as the first Asian partner, to participate in EU crisis management operations.

Global issues. Leaders are expected to discuss and agree on the need to continue efforts to support global economic growth and underline their commitment to open trade as a way of overcoming the economic crisis. They will further discuss climate change, the post 2015 development agenda, challenges in relation to cyberspace, human rights and non-proliferation issues.

Regional issues. Recent developments in the EU’s and Korea’s respective neighbourhoods will be on the agenda. In particular the situation on the Korean Peninsula, including recent positive developments in inter-Korean relations, will be discussed. Other topics include the East Asian regional security architecture, Egypt, Syria and Iran.

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Arrivals of Herman VAN ROMPUY, President of the European Council, José Manuel BARROSO, President of the European Commission, and PARK Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea

Keywords : Van Rompuy | Barroso | Park Geun-hye Duration : 00:00:05


Cutaway photographer

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Group photo

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