EU Relations with Pakistan

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  • 16/12/2014
    Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan <p>The attack today on a military school in Peshawar leaves all of us in shock. When innocents are killed, when children are targeted in their place of study, it is an attack not only on universally recognised values and rights but also on the future of the country, on all our futures. </p> 12/16/2014 14:09:54 12/16/2014 14:09:54 12/16/2014 14:09:54 12/04/2015 14:09:54 2014121614 090126248dbb1faa N 090126248dbb1faa /statements-eeas/2014/141216_03_en.htm 10027 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141216_03_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2014/141216_03_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141216_03_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141216_03_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 10/12/2014
    Statement of the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi Statement of the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi <p>Today, on the anniversary of the Universal declaration on Human Rights, Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi from India have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for promoting children's rights.</p> 12/10/2014 17:01:19 12/10/2014 17:01:19 12/10/2014 17:01:19 12/10/2014 17:01:19 2014121017 090126248da9e56d N 090126248da9e56d /statements-eeas/2014/141210_02_en.htm 9501 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141210_02_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2014/141210_02_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141210_02_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141210_02_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement of the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi
  • 03/11/2014
    Statement by the Spokesperson of the High Representative/Vice-President on the terrorist attack in Pakistan Statement by the Spokesperson of the High Representative/Vice-President on the terrorist attack in Pakistan <p>We condemn in the strongest terms the brutal terrorist attack on Sunday evening at the Wagah border station near Lahore in Pakistan.</p> 11/03/2014 00:00:00 11/03/2014 00:00:00 11/03/2014 00:00:00 11/03/2014 00:00:00 2014110300 090126248d1852df N 090126248d1852df /statements-eeas/2014/141103_01_en.htm 10690 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141103_01_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2014/141103_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141103_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the Spokesperson of the High Representative/Vice-President on the terrorist attack in Pakistan

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Cooperation with Pakistan dates back to 1974, but the 2004 cooperation agreement paved the way for closer relations.EU-Pakistan ad hoc Summits were held in 2009 and 2010, and in March 2012 a new political framework - the EU-Pakistan 5-year Engagement Plan - was endorsed by both sides. The Plan is intended to take relations to a new level by intensifying dialogues across priority areas including: political cooperation, security, governance and human rights, trade, energy and a range of sectoral cooperation areas. The EU has also initiated dedicated dialogues with Pakistan on counter-terrorism and non-proliferation.

The latest Strategic Dialogue between the EU High Represenative/Vice President Catherine Ashton and National Security and Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz was held in Brussels on 25 March 2014.

In 2010, the EU and Pakistan concluded a Readmission Agreement on persons residing without authorisation within the EU. The Agreement is being implemented through the EU-Pakistan Joint Readmission Committee.

To further support democratic consolidation in Pakistan, the EU sent an Election Observation Mission to observe the general elections in May 2013. The final report

Since 1 January 2014, Pakistan has access to GSP+ trade preferences, on the basis that it fulfils requirements including effective implementation of 27 international conventions, of which 7 human rights conventions.

The Country Strategy Paper 2007-2013 focuses on poverty reduction, notably through assistance in rural development and natural resources management as well as education and human resources development, notably in the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) and Baluchistan. Together with EU Member States, the combined annual EU contribution for development and humanitarian assistance has been on average about 600 million EUR a year since 2010. In 2014-20, the will be focusing on good governance, human rights and rule of law; eduaction; and rural development.

The EU provided substantial humanitarian assistance after the floodings in 2010 (see fact sheet ), 2011 and 2012, to assist the most vulnerable victims. ECHO, the European Commission's department for humanitarian assistance, also provides support to Internally Displaced People, and continues to be involved in Pakistan but now at a reduced level, specifically addressing nutrional needs in Sindh.


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  • 16/12/2014
    Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan <p>The attack today on a military school in Peshawar leaves all of us in shock. When innocents are killed, when children are targeted in their place of study, it is an attack not only on universally recognised values and rights but also on the future of the country, on all our futures. </p> 12/16/2014 14:09:54 12/16/2014 14:09:54 12/16/2014 14:09:54 12/04/2015 14:09:54 2014121614 090126248dbb1faa N 090126248dbb1faa /statements-eeas/2014/141216_03_en.htm 10027 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141216_03_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2014/141216_03_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141216_03_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141216_03_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 10/12/2014
    Statement of the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi Statement of the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi <p>Today, on the anniversary of the Universal declaration on Human Rights, Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi from India have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for promoting children's rights.</p> 12/10/2014 17:01:19 12/10/2014 17:01:19 12/10/2014 17:01:19 12/10/2014 17:01:19 2014121017 090126248da9e56d N 090126248da9e56d /statements-eeas/2014/141210_02_en.htm 9501 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141210_02_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2014/141210_02_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141210_02_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141210_02_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement of the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi
  • 03/11/2014
    Statement by the Spokesperson of the High Representative/Vice-President on the terrorist attack in Pakistan Statement by the Spokesperson of the High Representative/Vice-President on the terrorist attack in Pakistan <p>We condemn in the strongest terms the brutal terrorist attack on Sunday evening at the Wagah border station near Lahore in Pakistan.</p> 11/03/2014 00:00:00 11/03/2014 00:00:00 11/03/2014 00:00:00 11/03/2014 00:00:00 2014110300 090126248d1852df N 090126248d1852df /statements-eeas/2014/141103_01_en.htm 10690 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141103_01_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2014/141103_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141103_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the Spokesperson of the High Representative/Vice-President on the terrorist attack in Pakistan

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