EU-Japanese summit in Prague

04-05-2009

The global recession, the threat of nuclear weapons proliferation and the spread of swine flu topped the agenda of an EU-Japanese summit in Prague on Monday. The summit was chaired by President Václav Klaus and was attended by the Japanese Prime Ministr Taro Aso, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana. The EU and Japan agreed to work together on a new emissions-reduction treaty that would replace the Kyoto Protocol when it expires in 2012, and the EU supported Japan’s call for a speedy resumption of the six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear programme.