Pak-EU Political Dialogue


Pakistan and the EU enjoy cordial relations, underpinned by close bilateral cooperation and commonality of views and regional and global issues including multilateralism, free trade, fight against terrorism, and climate action. The two sides are closely engaged through high-level interactions and increasing collaboration on matters of common interest under the framework of Pakistan-EU Strategic Engagement Plan. In order to further promote multilateral ties, both sides recently hold The 7th Round of Pakistan-EU Political Dialogue was held today in virtual format. The Dialogue covered broad range of subjects relating to bilateral relations including the comprehensive implementation of Pakistan-EU Strategic Engagement Plan (SEP), and regional and international developments.  The Foreign Secretary shared Pakistan’s perspective on Afghanistan in detail. He emphasized the importance of pragmatic approach and positive engagement of the international community with Afghanistan. In addition Pakistan also urged the need for measures to prevent humanitarian crisis and economic collapse in Afghanistan. In this context, he also underscored stressed the importance of releasing Afghanistan’s frozen financial assets. Pakistan also appreciated the EU’s pragmatic approach of remaining engaged with the Interim Afghan Government and reiterated Pakistan’s support to the EU in its engagement with Afghanistan as well as measures to ease the humanitarian situation. The Foreign Secretary also apprised the Deputy Secretary General of Pakistan’s international and regional diplomatic outreach on Afghanistan, with particular reference to the six neighbouring countries of Afghanistan and Troika Plus. EU also affirmed Pakistan’s support for EU engagement with relevant mechanisms.   The dialogue emerged as a constructive diplomatic engagement to further transcend Pakistan’s diplomatic engagement with EU states in to multilateral cooperation.

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