- Abbasi says ties with EU based on commitment to continued engagement
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday said that Pakistan and the European Union (EU) relations were based on a commitment to continued engagement.
The EU was one of Pakistan’s largest trading partners and the biggest market for its exports, he said while talking to European Union Ambassador Jean-Francois Cautain, who called on him. Abbasi said that the GSP Plus scheme provided a constructive framework for the betterment of Pakistan’s economy and for the promotion of its economic agenda.
The prime minister highlighted Pakistan’s remarkable successes and achievements in the fight against terrorism. He said that the government’s National Action Plan provided the basis for addressing the challenges of extremism and terrorism in a comprehensive manner.
He also appreciated the role of Pakistani diaspora in Europe, which was contributing towards progress and development of their adopted countries. The ambassador highlighted the strong and longstanding partnership between Pakistan and the European Union. He reiterated the EU’s commitment to further strengthening cooperation towards the development of Pakistan.
Talking to a delegation of MNAs from Sargodha Division at the PM Office, Prime Minister Abbasi urged the parliamentarians to renew efforts and increase their outreach to the people to address issues on priority. He asked them to especially focus on development and welfare schemes in those constituencies that have not been at par with others in terms of development.
The prime minister said that the government ensured completion of even those critical projects which were dormant for decades. He asked the MNAs to continue developmental agenda and ensure that no region or constituency was left behind in a journey toward progress and prosperity.