On Tuesday a British Member of European Parliament (MEP) and Chair of the European Parliament Friends of Pakistan, said that there was a clear and long term strategy for the European Union (EU) and Pakistan to build strong links on a wide range of issues including trade, security and policy.
The GSP Plus scheme with Pakistan has been progressing steadily through the European Parliament and has received strong support from a wide range of MEPs. He said “The EU has also launched other successful initiatives with Pakistan such as the EU-Pakistan Five Year Engagement Plan and the first Strategic Dialogue in Islamabad last year with Baroness Ashton.”
The EU recognises that trade is a powerful engine for economic prosperity and democratic strength. EU is keen to continue its growing relationship with Pakistan and support the country through this vital time,” he added.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 4th, 2013.