On Tuesday, Pakistan and the European Union have expressed satisfaction on the Strategic Engagement Plan and has agreed to further boost the bilateral cooperation in the areas of common interest, as informed by the Foreign Office.
As per the details, the 5th round of Pakistan-EU Strategic Dialogue, mutually led by the foreign minister of Pakistan Shah Mehmood Qureshi and the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/ VP of the European Commission-Josep Borrel, was conducted virtually on Tuesday.
Both sides agreed to further boost the bilateral trade ties in the areas of common interest.
The Strategic Engagement Plan is a forward-looking one, it is an inclusive framework of cooperation and is dynamic. It also focuses on enhancing deepened relations in all areas.
Shah Mehmood said that despite having limited economic resources, Pakistan did well to curb the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic via the smart lockdown strategy.
He further said that in consideration of the global epidemic, PM Khan had suggested a loan repayment facility for the economic recovery of the weak economies, which was lauded all across the globe.
The minister also called the global community, which includes the EU to play their expected role in order to resolve the Kashmir issue in accordance with the UN resolutions.
The Foreign Office said that the EU is a traditional friend of Pakistan and significant trading and investment, partner. It also added that the relation between the two sides was pursued via high-level engagements on a regular basis, structured dialogues, and strong institutional arrangements.