Donald Tusk, President of the European Council
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Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), 15-16 July
President Donald Tusk attended the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. He represented the European Union, together with the European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, and High Representative Federica Mogherini.
At the opening ceremony, leaders expressed solidarity at the attack in Nice on the French national day. " Today we all, Europe and Asia, stand united with the French people and their government. We condemn this tragedy and keep up our fight against extreme violence and hatred", said President Tusk in his remarks.
Leaders also discussed the situation in Turkey following the military coup attempt. "The EU fully supports the democratically elected government, the institutions of the country and the rule of law. We call for a swift return to Turkey's constitutional order", stated President Tusk.
Discussions at the summit focused on the theme 20 years of ASEM: partnership for the future through connectivity.
Leaders also discussed global issues including climate change, sustainable development, global governance, terrorism and the migration and refugee crisis. "Dialogue and a strong commitment to the rules-based international order are necessary. Common and predictable rules make states more secure, people more free and encourage companies to invest with more confidence", said President Tusk.
In the margins of the ASEM summit President Tusk met with Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong to discuss terrorism and regional cooperation. He also met with South Korean President Park Geun-hye to discuss bilateral relations, trade and North Korea, and with Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj.
President Tusk also met with Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. They condemned the attacks in Nice and Dhaka and reiterated their commitment to work together to fight terrorism. On a free trade agreement with Japan, President Tusk reaffirmed the EU's commitment to conclude the agreement by the end of the year.
As of 1 December 2014, Donald Tusk heads the European Council - the institution that sets the EU's political direction and priorities. He is responsible for preparing and chairing meetings of the institution. He also ensures the external representation of the EU's common foreign and security policy at his level.
The Heads of State and Government of Asia and Europe, the President of the European Council, President of the European Commission, and the Secretary General of ASEAN issued three documents.
At the final press conference of the 11th ASEM in Ulaanbaatar, President Tusk summarised the results of the summit.
Presidents Tusk and Juncker addressed a letter to Chinae Premier Li on the overcapacity in the steel sector.
Statement by Presidents Tusk and Juncker and High Representative Mogherini on behalf of the EU Member States present at the ASEM Summit on the situation in Turkey.
Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk 16-22 July 2016
After the EU-Japan meeting in the margins of the ASEM summit in Mongolia, President Tusk underlined the need to continue to fight terrorism, pledged to conclude free trade talks with Japan and reassured partners that EU will remain an acting global player.
President Donald Tusk delivered his remarks at the opening ceremony of the ASEM summit in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
President Donald Tusk congratulated the new British Prime Minister Theresa May
At the press conference held at the end of the EU-China summit in Beijing President Donald Tusk presented the main areas of discussions.
President Donald Tusk made his opening remarks at the 18th EU-China summit in Beijing
Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk 12-16 July 2016
Presidents Tusk and Juncker and NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg signed in Warsaw an EU-NATO declaration marking the importance of further strengthening of the EU-NATO cooperation.
President Donald Tusk, President Jean-Claude Juncker and US President Barack Obama held an EU-US Leaders meeting in Warsaw in the margins of the NATO summit.
After the debate in Strasbourg, President Donald Tusk delivered his final remarks to the European Parliament plenary session
President Donald Tusk presented the outcome of the European Council meeting and the informal meeting of the 27 EU Heads of State or Government held on 28 and 29 June to the European Parliament plenary session in Strasbourg
On Saturday 2 July 2016, President Donald Tusk made a statement following the terrorist attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
President Donald Tusk delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the first Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU in Bratislava.
Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk 4-9 July 2016
President Tusk received the letters of credentials from three new ambassadors to the European Union
The conference will gather up to 70 countries and 30 international organisations and agencies. It will be co-hosted by the EU and the government of Afghanistan.
G20 leaders will meet in Hangzhou, China, on 4-5 September 2016.
At ASEM's 20th anniversary, leaders defined the future direction for cooperation and discussed economic cooperation, connectivity and global and regional challenges.
The 18th bilateral summit between the EU and China focused on political and economic relations as well as global and regional issues.
Leaders focused on projecting stability to the East and South and on Afghanistan. The EU and NATO signed a joint declaration. Presidents Tusk and Juncker met US President Barack Obama for an EU-US leaders meeting.
The European Council discussed the outcome of the UK referendum held on 23 June 2016.
The summit focused on the global economy, foreign policy and the migration and refugee crisis.
Presidents Tusk and Juncker invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Brussels for the 13th EU-India summit. It will take place on 30 March.
EU leaders discussed further steps to address the migration crisis.
A meeting of the EU heads of state or government with Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu was held on 7 March in Brussels. It was followed by a meeting of the members of the European Council.
Discussions at the European Council were dominated by the status of the UK and the ongoing migration and refugee crisis.
At their meeting in December, EU leaders discussed migration topics, the fight against terrorism, the Five Presidents' report on the Economic and Monetary Union, the completion of the single market, and the UK plans for the referendum.
Paris hosted the 21st session of the UN Conference of the Parties (COP 21) which reached a new international agreement on climate change.
The 28 EU heads of state or government held a meeting with Turkey. They agreed on a joint action plan to address the migration crisis and to re-energise Turkey's accession process.
The world's leading economies have concluded the G20 summit in Antalya Turkey affirming their resolve to fight terrorism and address the migration and refugee crisis.
EU leaders held an informal meeting to accelerate the implementation of the decisions taken on the migration crisis and cooperation with Turkey.
An international summit to discuss migration issues between EU and African leaders took place in Valletta on 11-12 November 2015.
EU leaders focused on migration at their meeting in October. They also take stock of discussions on the Economic and Monetary Union and the plans for the referendum in the UK.