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PM seeks EU support for reforms in Pakistan’s various sectors

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has sought European Union's support in providing consultancy and expertise to help Pakistan carry out important reforms in various sectors. He was talking to Ambassador of the European Union Riina Kionka, who called on him, in Islamabad today. The Prime Minister appreciated in particular EU's continued support to Pakistan through the GSP Plus scheme, which has now been renewed till 2027. Shehbaz Sharif expressed satisfaction at the existing institutional mechanisms that are meeting regularly to exchange views on further strengthening cooperation. He also expressed Pakistan's interest in engaging constructively with the EU's Global Gateway Strategy through the European Investment Bank. Thanking the EU leaders for their congratulatory messages on his re-election, Shehbaz Sharif said he looks forward to working closely with the EU. The Prime Minister said Pakistan enjoys friendly and cordial ties with the EU. The EU Ambassador briefed the Prime Minister on various cooperation initiatives, including the ongoing dialogue on migration and mobility issues between the two sides, as well as facilitating European businesses operating in Pakistan. Progress on resumption of flights from Pakistan to EU countries was also discussed. Source: Radio Pakistan