Sarwar, EU delegates discuss issues of mutual interest



Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar has said that Pakistan, under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, has always played a positive role for establishing peace not only in the region, but the whole world.

Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar stated this while talking to a delegation of European Union Parliament for South Asia, led by Vice President Hiedi Hautala and member of European Parliament (MEP) Nicola Procaccini who called on him here on Friday.

The members of the delegation appreciated the role of Pakistan for peace in the region including Afghanistan.

They also assured their cooperation in extension of GSP Plus status.
During the meeting of Governor Punjab with EU delegation, current situation in the region, Kashmir issue and peace in Afghanistan came under discussion.

The Punjab governor appraised the delegation of the gross violation of human rights in Indian Illegally Occupied Held Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) and atrocities being committed against the Muslims and other minorities living in India and urged the European Union to play its role in peace in Afghanistan, resolution of Kashmir Issue and durable peace in the region.

Ch Sarwar said that the sacrifices rendered by the Pakistani nation against terrorism are unprecedented; adding that settlement of the Kashmir issue in accordance with the resolutions of United Nation and dissuading India from war mongering has become imperative for peace in the region.

He said that European Union Strategic Engagement Plan (SEP) provides a solid foundation and frame work for enhancing multi-dimensional cooperation between the two sides.

He further said that next phase of SEP is crucial with regards to bilateral trade, achievement of targets for development and to overcome the challenges of climate change and digitalization.

Punjab Governor thanked the EU Vice President and other members of delegation for extending their cooperation in extension of GSP plus status.

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