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1st Pakistan-EU Strategic Dialogue held in Islamabad

06-06-2012 09:15 BJT

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The first Pakistan-European Union Strategic Dialogue has been held in Islamabad. The dialogue was led by Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and EU Foreign Policy chief Catherine Ashton. Foreign ministry officials said during the talks the two sides engaged in discussions on enhancing cooperation and shared views on regional and international issues of mutual concern.

At a joint news conference after the talks, Khar expressed appreciation for the package of Autonomous Trade Preferences for Pakistan offered by the EU in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 floods, and she hoped that the package would be implemented soon.

European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton (L) attends a joint news
conference with Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar at the foreign
ministry in Islamabad June 5, 2012.

Hina Rabbani Khar, Pakistani Foreign Minister, said, "We hope that we can transform, starting from today, this very essentially multi-facetted relationship into a long-term partnership which works out for the benefit of both the people of Pakistan and the residents of the European Union."

Catherine Ashton, EU Foreign Policy Chief, said, "We are the largest humanitarian donor in Pakistan and we are proud of that fact because we believe it's so important to recognize that the development of this country is good for the people of this country and the role of Pakistan in the region is good for the people of all the region."

Editor:Bai Yang |Source: CNTV.CN

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