Islamabad, June 02, 2016 (PPI-OT):Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) Mr. Amjad Bashir and Mr. Jan Zahradil called on the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Syed Tariq Fatemi, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today.
While underscoring the importance Pakistan attaches to its relations with the European Union (EU), the Special Assistant noted that Pakistan – EU partnership was moving in the right direction. In this regard, he appreciated the efforts of the Friends of Pakistan Group in the European Parliament and thanked the MEPs for their continued support for Pakistan. The Special Assistant also underlined the need for more frequent parliamentary exchanges between the two sides to strengthen the existing relationship.
During the meeting, the SAPM briefed the MEPs about the policies of the present Government aimed at enhancing welfare and security of the people, generating economic growth and addressing the energy crisis. He also apprised the MEPs of the measures adopted by the Government for promotion of human rights of all citizens.
The MEPs appreciated the steps taken by the Government of Pakistan for protection and promotion of human rights, especially the vulnerable segments of the society. Acknowledging the positive impact of Government’s socio-economic policies, they assured their continued support for Pakistan in the European Parliament. The MEPs also briefed the SAPM about the ongoing review of GSP+ Scheme in the European Parliament and expressed confidence that the review would lead to a positive outcome.
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