US-EU should expand its ties with India, China: Barroso

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    US-EU should expand its ties with India, China: Barroso

    Pittsburgh: The European Commission on Thursday said there is a need to make US-EU relationship more outward-looking by expanding its ties with countries like India, China, Brazil and Russia.

    Calling for a new "Atlantic Agenda for Globalisation", European Commission president Jose Manuel Durao Barroso stressed on the need for a reinforced EU-US partnership based on a new agenda by re-invigorating the Euro-American economic and political relationship.


    In a speech at the University of Pittsburgh, he also asked to make US-EU relationship more outward-looking by expanding its ties with countries like India, China, Brazil and Russia.

    Barroso called for reforming the architecture of international co-operation, joining the efforts to mitigate climate change while achieving greater energy security and defending and reinforcing an open, rules-based and multilateral trading system.

    The reforms could also be done by making further progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, and launching a comprehensive review of respective EU and US efforts to secure international peace and security, he said.

    "We want to engage the US in such an agenda, starting at the upcoming EU/US Summit in Washington in early November," he said.
     
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