Enhanced Pakistan exports to EU manifest growing bilateral cooperation: FM

The diplomats from the European countries thanked the foreign minister and Pakistani leadership for the safe evacuation of European diplomatic staff from Afghanistan.

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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Tuesday said that increase in the volume of Pakistan’s exports to the European Union (EU) was the practical manifestation of the enhanced bilateral cooperation.

The foreign minister, in a reception hosted by EU Ambassador in Pakistan Androulla Kaminara in his honor, said the agreement on Pakistan-EU Strategic Partnership had helped broaden the trade and economic ties.

Moreover, he said the GSP Plus status also led to a remarkable improvement in the Pakistan-EU trade relations.

The foreign minister appreciated the EU efforts to avert the human catastrophe and provide humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people. He said Pakistan was keeping up its efforts for regional peace including Afghanistan. Enhanced Pakistan exports to EU manifest growing bilateral cooperation: Qureshi

The diplomats from the European countries thanked the foreign minister and Pakistani leadership for the safe evacuation of European diplomatic staff from Afghanistan.

Likewise, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says under Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision of the welfare of overseas Pakistanis, several positive initiatives have been introduced in respect of consular services.

Chairing a meeting of the Central Coordination Committee for Consular Services in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said the welfare of overseas Pakistanis is a priority of the Prime Minister.

The Minister said Pakistan’s missions abroad have been providing multiple consular services to overseas Pakistanis, including machine-readable passports, renewal of national identity cards, visa services, verification of nationality, and issuance of emergency travel documents

He said that under his directives, Pakistan’s ambassadors have been regularly conducting E-Kacheries for early redressal of the problems of overseas Pakistanis.

He said online verification of power of attorney has been started to facilitate overseas Pakistanis.

He emphasized close coordination among relevant departments for better delivery of consular service. Earlier, the foreign minister was received by the EU Ambassador at the reception also attended by the diplomats from the European countries in Pakistan.

 

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