President Mamnoon Hussain has said that consultation with friendly countries are underway on the matter of Yemen. Expressing concern over the situation of Yemen, the President emphasized on early resolution of the conflict for stability of the region.
The President was talking to Ambassador of the European Union and Head of the European Union Delegation to Pakistan, Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Saturday.
President Mamnoon Hussain has emphasized that Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with the European Union. The President stressed upon the great value Pakistan places on its strategic partnership with the EU.
The President said that Pakistan enjoys excellent relations with all 28 EU member countries and highlighted Pakistani interest in continued engagement with the EU beyond 2017. The President underscored the need for both sides to work on a framework to carry this mutually beneficial relationship forward. Partnership between Pakistan and EU is marked by shared democratic values, principles of mutual respect, trust and cooperation, added the President.
The President underlined Pakistan’s keen anticipation of the convening of the Third Pakistan-EU Summit in Brussels in 2015 expressing hope that the Summit would be productive further cementing the bond between the two.
Talking about the operation in Karachi, the President said that the operation would continue indiscriminately against all the criminals until the peace is restored in the city.
The President appreciated the outgoing ambassador for his assistance and support in enabling Pakistan to qualify for the GSP plus Scheme in December 2013 which has resulted in an increase in trade with the EU by over $1billion in 2014. The President expressed confidence that Pakistan’s relations with the EU would continue to expand in the future to the mutual benefit of both.
The President also wished the ambassador well in his future assignment.