EU Ambassador Calls on CM Punjab


Ambassador of European Union to Pakistan Mrs Androulla Kaminara called on Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar on Wednesday and discussed matters of mutual interest. Both agreed to constitute a working group for expanding bilateral cooperation. Talking on the occasion, the CM appreciated the cooperation extended by the European Union for social sector reforms and expressed the satisfaction that economic cooperation and best friendly relations exist between Pakistan and EU countries. The EU is a major trade partner and the government wants to further strengthen bilateral relations to benefit the people, he added. While discussing the steps relating to the GPS plus status, the chief minister pointed out that a number of important initiatives have been taken. The government is fully committed to overcoming the menace of child labour and every citizen enjoys equal rights in the country, he emphasized. The government has focused to develop backward areas as there is a lot of scope of value addition in agriculture and livestock sectors, he added and announced to welcome the provision of technology in both the sectors by the EU countries. Meanwhile, the CM pointed out that important steps have been taken to defeat the philosophy of fanaticism at every level. Pakistan is moving towards the direction envisioned by the founding fathers as a society based on the golden principles of tolerance, brotherhood and harmony is the cherished destination, concluded the CM. The EU ambassador expressed the satisfaction that positive headway has been made by Pakistan with regard to GPS plus status and assured cooperation in water waste management and other sectors. Chairman P&D and CEO PBIT were also present.