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Pakistan desires sustained, comprehensive partnership with EU: Aizaz

BRUSSELS: This was stated by Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry while participating in the third Round of Political Dialogue between Pakistan and the European Union in Brussels.

Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry represented Pakistan while the EU side was led by Deputy Secretary General European External Action Service Helga Schmid.

The Foreign Secretary said EU’s GSP-Plus facility greatly helped Pakistan stimulate trade relations with Europe.

Helga Schmid affirmed EU’s desire to expand relations with Pakistan in diverse areas of cooperation.

She also appreciated steps and initiatives Pakistan had taken for promotion and protection of human rights.

The two sides agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation across all spheres, including parliamentary exchanges, bilateral political consultations between the Foreign Ministries and linkages between education institutions.

They also discussed situation in Afghanistan, South Asia and the Middle East.