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Huge potential exists to increase trade with Pakistan: EU
March 26, 2019

President Dr. Arif Alvi has invited the European Union to take advantage of improved business environment in Pakistan to invest in the country.

He was talking to European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, who called on him in Islamabad. 

The President said that Pakistan values its relations with the European Union. 

He welcomed the recent ruling of the European Court of Human Rights, which can help create a balance between the exercise of right to freedom of expression and incitement/hatred towards religious views and faith.

The President said that Pakistan believes in responsible use of right of freedom of expression, as freedom comes with responsibility.

He emphasized that Pakistan strongly condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations whether perpetrated by individuals, groups or States.

He said Pakistan has declared adherence to the Nuclear Supply Group Guidelines and also submitted its formal application for participation in the NSG.

He stated that inclusion of Pakistan will bring tangible benefits for the non-proliferation regime.  

European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini said that there is a huge potential of economic and trade relations between Pakistan and EU which needs to be fully explored and utilized.