ISLAMABAD Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Commission to Pakistan Jan de Kok said on Wednesday that EU was ready to give Pakistani goods limited access to EU markets for a limited period. EU is likely to open its market for selected Pakistani goods for a limited period of time; however, it is up to Pakistan as how to find a permanent place there, Jan de Kok said. Jan de Kok said this at a press conference jointly held by him and Ambassador of Belgium Hans-Chirstian Kint on Wednesday. During the press conference, which was held to brief the reporters about the preparations for the eighth Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) to be held in Brussels this October, Belgium Ambassador made it clear to media men that the ASEM was not being called to discuss crisis in Pakistan, however, he said Pakistan could make best use of this forum for getting maximum benefit. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi is likely to represent Pakistan in ASEM while Ambassador of EU to Pakistan also confirmed this during the press briefing. Belgium Ambassador to Pakistan told media men that ASEM would focus on building a stronger and more effective Asia-Europe partnership to tackle key global challenges, said many in Pakistan. It is important to mention here that the ASEM meeting on October 4-5 will be the biggest international gathering in Brussels, bringing together 48 Asian and European countries, joined by senior European Union officials and the secretary-general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Russia, Australia and New Zealand will be welcomed as new members. The agenda drawn up by the meetings Belgian hosts is long and comprehensive, covering joint action to revive the world economy, a review of global and regional hot spots and efforts to tackle sustainable development challenges. An array of preparatory meetings covering subjects as diverse as education, culture, trade and investment, finance, interfaith relations and youth exchanges are also being held in the run-up to the summit. Keeping in view participation of a large number of countries in ASEM, Foreign Minister Qureshi may have a good opportunity to highlight plight of flood victims, before the representations of as many as 48 countries. The EU is often cited as an inspiration by Asias oldest regional organisation, ASEAN. It is relevant to mention here that top-level meetings of representatives of EU with Japan, China, India, South Korea, ASEAN, and Pakistan have shown that Asia is firmly on the European agenda.