Pakistan – EU to strengthen cooperation through collaborative engagements

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By Rasheed Ahmed
Brussels, (Daily Parliament Times): Pakistan and the European Union (EU) to
further strengthen bilateral cooperation in diverse fields through collaborative
engagements. The areas of cooperation’s were discussed during a virtual
meeting last evening between Ambassador Zaheer A Janjua, Pakistan's envoy to
the European Union, Luxembourg and Belgium and Mr Nicola Procaccini,
Member of the European Parliament and Chair of the European Parliament's
Delegation for Relations with South Asia.
While expressing satisfaction on the upward trajectory of relationship between
the European Union and Pakistan, Ambassador Janjua said that the recently
held 5th round of Pak EU Strategic Dialogue as well as the 6th round of
Pakistan-European Union Political Dialogue are reflective of continued
engagements between the two sides.
Ambassador Janjua briefed MEP Procaccini about the existing collaboration
between the two sides especially in trade, investment, education, science &
technology, people-to-people contacts, human rights and development
cooperation.
Underscoring the importance of the mutually-beneficial GSP Plus, Ambassador
Janjua hoped that Pakistan and the European Union will continue to work
together to mitigate the negative effect, of COVID 19 pandemic on Pak – EU
trade, especially Pakistan's exports to the EU.
The EU is a traditional friend of Pakistan and a major trading and investment
partner. The relations between the two sides are pursued through regular high-
level engagements, robust institutional arrangements and structured dialogues

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