The 31st EU-Russia summit took place in Yekaterinburg.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso discussed trade, economic and humanitarian ties, and the prospects for improving the legal framework for Russia-EU relations.
Particular attention was paid to the work on the new basic agreement between Russia and the European Union with due consideration of the evolving Eurasian integration process.
The meeting participants also discussed cooperation in energy and security, as well as joint efforts to combat drug trafficking. An Agreement on Drug Precursors was signed on the summit’s sidelines, aimed at strengthening cooperation between anti-drug agencies.
The international issues discussed included the situation in Syria.
After the summit, Vladimir Putin, Herman Van Rompuy and Jose Manuel Barroso gave a joint news conference.
Joint press conference