BRUSSELS (APP) - President Asif Zardari on Friday told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the fight against terrorism, which is threatening not only Pakistan but also the whole world, could be won with international cooperation. At a breakfast meeting at an upscale hotel in downtown Brussels, the two leaders discussed a host of issues including economic cooperation European Union (EU) Pakistan, fight against terrorism, situation in Afghanistan and Pak-India relations. During the interaction, Zardari expressed his countrys resolve to fight terror, but made it also clear that it was a responsibility of EU and rest of the world to support Pakistan in its endeavours to root out extremism, as Pakistans economy had suffered a lot due to ongoing war against militancy. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told APP after the bilateral meeting that President Zardari also informed the German Chancellor of the situation in Swat and Malakand. The President told her that the military operation against terrorist elements had caused displacement of over 2 million people. He said Germany was a friend of Pakistan and one of the largest economies of the European Union; therefore, President Zardari sought German cooperation for access of Pakistani goods to European markets, adding that Pakistan wanted improvement of trade and economic ties with Europe and asked for German support for a Free Trade Agreement with the EU. The German Chancellor while supporting Pakistan on various issues asked President Zardari the areas in which her country could help Pakistan at the next Friends of Democratic Pakistan (FoDP) meeting in Istanbul. She also expressed her desire that Pakistan and India should resume their dialogue to which President Zardari said that his country wanted normalisation of relations with its neighbour in the interest of not only the two countries but also the whole region. Angela Merkel said she was pleased to note that there was a broader political consensus in Pakistan on the fight against terrorism and extremism and added that it would help strengthening democracy. Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Friday that talks with European Union (EU) on the issue of trade have moved ahead. Talking to a private TV channel, he said European Union has decided to review GST in advance which was due in October and November. The Minister said the meeting to review GST will be called soon. The European Union has also decided to start negotiation on Free Trade Agreement with Pakistan, he added. The Foreign Minister said tension between Pakistan and India has reduced after the meeting of President Asif Ali Zardari and Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh. He said both the leaders have decided to engage each others. It has also been decided in the meeting the foreign secretaries of Pakistan and India will meet soon, he added. The Minister hoped that Both the secretaries would meet during current month and talks between the two countries would move forward. The Minister said he will participate in G-8 countries conference which is scheduled to be held in Italy next month. The conference will provide an opportunity to present Pakistans point of view, he said. Meanwhile, the European Union on Friday has decided to establish strategic partnership with Pakistan, reported a private TV channel. A meeting of the European Union held in Brussels which decided that steps would be taken to establish partnership with Pakistan.