EU delegates meet to discuss development in Punjab, Pakistan

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2015-02-21 11:00:00 – Lahore

Pakistan has strong and friendly relations with the countries of European Union. A representative delegation of European parliament called on Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Friday to discussion matters of mutual interest, strengthening of economic and trade relations and promotion of cooperation in skill development, health, education and other sectors.

Shahbaz at the meeting told the EU delegates that Pakistan’s textile exports had increased by one billion dollars after the country was granted GSP Plus status, which has left a positive impact on national economy.

Besides challenges of terrorism and extremism, Pakistan is also facing shortage of electricity, however, the government is making serious efforts for elimination of terrorism as well as solution of energy problem.

He said that the Danish company had found out potential of generating of generation of 1000mw electricity in Punjab through wind.

The members of the delegation, while expressing their views, acknowledged that Punjab government was taking steps for the implementation of GSP Plus conventions, expeditiously.

They assured that cooperation with Pakistan would be further promoted.

The delegation included Ambassador of European Union Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, Consular Johan Sorensen, Chair Greens/ Member European Parliament European Free-Alliance UK Jean Lambert, Richard Owitt of First Vice Chair UK, Michael Galher of European Peoples Party Germany, Sajjad Karim of British Member European Parliament, Ann Vanhout and Philip Kamaris.

Provincial Ministers Muhammad Shafiq, Raja Ashfaq Sarwar, Begum Zakia Shahnawaz, Khalil Tahir Sandhu, Chairman Planning & Development, Secretaries Home, Secretary Industries, Chief Executive Officer Punjab Investment Board and Commissioner Overseas Pakistanis Commission Punja

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