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Russia-EU summit ends, both sides satisfied with issues discussed

2009-05-22 06:08:50 GMT2009-05-22 14:08:50 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Russian President Dmirtry Medvedev (2nd R), Czech President Vaclav Klaus (2nd L), whose country currently holds the rotating EU presidency, EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana (1st L) and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (1st R) attend a press conference at the end of the Russia-EU Summit in Khabarovsk, Russia, May 22, 2009.(Xinhua/Lu Jinbo)

The combo photo shows the facial expression of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev during a press conference after the Russia-European Union (EU) summit in the far eastern city of Khabarovsk, Russia, on May 22, 2009.(Xinhua/Lu Jinbo)

The combo photo shows the facial expression of European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso during a press conference after the Russia-European Union (EU) summit in the far eastern city of Khabarovsk, Russia, on May 22, 2009. (Xinhua/Lu Jinbo)

Russian President Dmirtry Medvedev(R) and Czech President Vaclav Klaus, whose country currently holds the rotating EU presidency, attend a press conference at the end of the Russia-EU Summit in Khabarovsk, Russia, May 22, 2009. (Xinhua/Lu Jinbo)

Russian President Dmirtry Medvedev (R) and Czech President Vaclav Klaus, whose country currently holds the rotating EU presidency, talk during a press conference at the end of the Russia-EU Summit in Khabarovsk, Russia, May 22, 2009. (Xinhua/Lu Jinbo)

KHABAROVSK, Russia, May 22 (Xinhua) -- The two-day 2009 Russia-EU summit held in the Russian far-eastern city of Khabarovsk has achieved satisfactory outcomes, both sides said at a press conference Friday.

The participating leaders, including Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Czech President Vaclav Klaus, whose country currently holds the rotating EU presidency, EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said they were satisfied with the outcomes of the meeting.

A broad range of issues were discussed at the talks, such as the ongoing financial crisis, Russia's proposals on the European energy charter, security issues and major international problems including the situation in the Middle East.

The two sides discussed ways of tackling the ongoing global financial crisis and acknowledged the accomplishments achieved at the G20 London Summit. They agreed to fully implement the consensus reached at the summit.

On Rusussia's recent proposals on a new global energy charter in replacement of the existing European energy charter, both sides agreed to hold further consultations to revise the current one while taking into account some of Russia's ideas.

On the formation of a new architecture for European security, both sides agreed to have more talks in the near future.

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