08.12.2008 - Attacks in Mumbai: EU Council conclusions on the attacks in Mumbai
1.) The Council of the European Union, recalling its declaration of 27 November 2008, renews its strong condemnation of the attacks which took place in Mumbai on 26 November, resulting to date in more than 170 dead and 350 injured. It reiterates its expression of condolences to the families of the victims and its solidarity with the people of India and with the Indian authorities. The EU would like to thank the Indian services involved in assisting the European nationals who were victims of the attacks.
2.) The EU reiterates its determination to contribute to the fight against terrorism throughout South Asia. It strongly urges the stepping-up of regional cooperation in combating terrorism. The EU hopes that Pakistan will cooperate fully with the Indian investigation into the attacks and that both countries and their neighbours will work together in bringing those responsible to justice. The EU also supports a continuation of Indo-Pakistani dialogue with a view to strengthening bilateral Indo-Pakistani cooperation as well as wider regional stability. It trusts that such a dialogue will develop on the basis of a shared determination to act to prevent such tragic events happening again.
3.) The EU is determined to maintain regular high-level contacts with the Indian authorities in order to identify areas of practical cooperation for the purposes of combating terrorism. It stands ready to intensify its cooperation with India in this area.