PR No. 89 European Union Ambassador Calls on the Prime Minister Islamabad: 13th September 2017

European Union Ambassador Jean-Francois Cautain called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today.


          The Ambassador highlighted the strong and longstanding partnership between the European Union and Pakistan. He reiterated EU’s commitment to further strengthening cooperation towards the development of Pakistan. The EU market is the biggest destination of Pakistani exports.


          The Prime Minister said that Pakistan-EU relations were based on a commitment to continued engagement. EU was one of Pakistan’s largest trading partner and biggest market for its exports. GSP Plus scheme provided a constructive framework for the betterment of Pakistan’s economy and for promotion of its economic agenda. The Prime Minister also highlighted Pakistan’s remarkable successes and achievements in the fight against terrorism. He added that the government’s National Action Plan provided the basis for addressing the challenges of extremism and terrorism in a comprehensive manner.


          The Prime Minister also appreciated the role of Pakistani Diaspora in Europe, which was contributing towards progress and development of their adopted countries.