Delegation of the European Union to Pakistan

About the EU Delegation to Pakistan

11/05/2016 - 18:10
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Delegation of the European Union to Pakistan

The EU is represented in Pakistan by the Islamabad-based Delegation of the European Union, which works in close coordination with the Embassies and Consulates of the 28 EU Member States across the country.

The EU maintains diplomatic relations with nearly all countries in the world. Its diplomatic missions, called  Delegations, operate like embassies and high commissions. The 141 EU Delegations worldwide are staffed with diplomats from the European External Action Service (equivalent to the Europeans Union’s Foreign Office), with member states diplomats and with diplomats from the European Commission and we all operate under the leadership of the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission, Ms. Federica Mogherini.

Since the European Union Delegation was established in Pakistan in 1985 with the objective of fostering closer and stronger ties, the EU and Pakistan cooperation has rapidly expanded, culminating in June 2019 with the signature of the Strategic Engagement Plan, a political declaration between our two parties, including a forward looking framework that facilitates enhanced and wide-ranging cooperation. A range of annual dialogues between the EU and Pakistan allow us to share experiences in areas of common interest, or in areas where we face common challenges such as facing the effects of climate change and  common security challenges.

The EU is one of Pakistan’s main trading partners as well as a major development cooperation partner, accounting for the largest share of Pakistan’s global exports. Since January 2014 Pakistan benefits from tariff preferences under the EU Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP+) arrangement aiming to support sustainable development and good governance. In this framework, Pakistan has committed to ratify and implement 27 core international conventions on human and labour rights, environmental protection and good governance.

EU-Pakistan relations also cover enhanced cooperation on a broad range of issues, including education (Erasmus+), entrepreneurship, innovation, culture, human rights, humanitarian assistance, energy cooperation, security, defence and migration.

 

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Ambassador-Designate of the European Union to Pakistan Ms Androulla Kaminara
Ambassador-Designate of the European Union to Pakistan Ms Androulla Kaminara

I am pleased and honored to welcome you to the Official Website of the EU Delegation to Pakistan. I hope that through this website, you will be able to find helpful information and resources, about EU-Pakistan relations and our outreach and cooperation in different parts of Pakistan or simply getting to know us at the Delegation.

I encourage you to take the time to get to know our engagement in Pakistan. You will also find information on who is who and how to contact us. We welcome your suggestions and ideas.

We aim to further develop our communication channels for a true forum for timely and relevant information exchange.

Androulla Kaminara – Ambassador 

Ambassador of European Union to Pakistan

Ms Androulla Kaminara

 

Deputy Head of the EU Delegation:
Ms Anne Marchal, Minister

 

Acting Head of the Political, Trade and Communication Section:
Ms Javeria Rizvi Kabani 

 

Head of Operations (Co-operation):
Mr Milko Van Gool, Minister - Counsellor

 

Head of Rural Development and Economic Co-operation:
Ms Vivien Rigler

 

Head of Governance and Education Co-operation:
Mr Sven Ruesch

 

Head of Finance & Contract:
Ms Virgine Lambotte

 

Head of Administration Section:

Mr Pierre Kok

 
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