Pak-EU have progressed from economic to strategic partnership: EU Ambassador

ISLAMABAD, Dec 03 (INP): National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs met here on Wednesday with Sardar Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari, MNA in the chair in connection with the invitation to Ambassador of European Union for presentation on Pak-European Union relations viz-a-viz to further enhance the cooperation between the Parliaments of European Union and Pakistan. Ambassador for European Union (EU) H.E Mr. Wigemark, apprised the Committee that Pakistan and the EU enjoy friendly relations which have progressed from economic relationship to strategic partnership. Chairman, Sardar Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari thanked EU for granting GSP plus status to Pakistan. He viewed that EU and Pakistan are the largest trading partner amounting trade to US$ 11 billon. Pakistan-EU five year engagement plans covered the fields of security, democracy, governance, human right, socioeconomic developments, trade, investment, energy and sectoral cooperation. He hoped for holding Pakistan-EU Summit at the level of the Prime Minister in early 2015. INP

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