July 12, 2019: European Union Ambassador to Pakistan Jean-François Cautain says Pakistan's export to Europe has increased fifty five percent after grant of GSP Plus status to the country.
Talking to representatives of Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors at National Press Club in Islamabad on Friday, he said GSP plus is a great opportunity for Pakistan to enhance its export especially in the areas of textile, surgical equipment, leather and sports goods.
He said the EU is focusing on improvement of education, vocational training, women development and governance in Pakistan.
The Ambassador said EU's new engagement plan for Pakistan is moving ahead to the strategic and security level. He said this plan will further improve military to military relations between EU and Pakistan.
He said the EU will review implementation of twenty-seven conventions of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights which is a requirement for GSP plus status.