Extracts from the Joint Press briefing by Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan, and Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the EU and High Representative for CFSP
Following their bilateral talks, Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the EU and High Representative for CFSP, and Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan, gave a joint press briefing.
Javier Solana said that he asked President Pervez Musharraf to hold free, fair and secure elections on next February 18th and that he hopes that the result of the elections will allow the country to move forward in the path of reforms and of the rule of law.
Reviewing existing partnership in trade between Pakistan and the EU, Pervez Musharraf expressed his desire to give impetus to the joint collaboration and promoting bilateral cooperation in economic sector. Pakistan did raise the issue of market access to the EU because they need to sustain their economic growth. SHOTLIST