The very first summit meeting between the European Union and South Africa saw EU Council President Nicolas Sarkozy, Commission President José Manuel Barroso and Development Commissioner Louis Michel meet South African President Thabo Mbeki to discuss current political, security and social issues such as migration, climate change, peace and security. The summit shows that relations between the European Union and South Africa are moving on from discussions on trade and development aid towards working together on a wide range of issues. The summit included discussions on various crisis situations in Africa and the world, including Zimbabwe, Sudan and the Middle East.