Pakistan extends congratulations on Europe Day

The Nation  |  May 09, 2021

On the occasion of the 71st anniversary of Europe Day, Pakistan on Sunday extended heartiest congratulations to the European Union, its member states and citizens.

According to Foreign Office spokesperson, Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed a letter of felicitation to the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.

Appreciating the vision of Foreign Minister Robert Schuman and the leaders from Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany, the Prime Minister underscored that the Schuman Declaration became the harbinger of peace, prosperity and European integration.

He emphasized that incorporation of economic interest and creating commercial interdependence among the European countries led to a peaceful, united and prosperous Europe.

Pakistan enjoys excellent relations with the EU and all its member states, which are based on mutual understanding, respect and common values of democracy and pluralism.

It is pertinent to be stated here that the Pakistan-EU Strategic Engagement Plan provides the institutional framework for cooperation in diverse fields, including political, economic, security, climate change, green energy, and migration.

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