With European prosperity and Asian peace and security closely connected, the European Union has decided to strengthen its security cooperation in and with Asia. This is also in line with the steps taken by the EU in the past years to strengthen its role as a global security provider: Europe and Asia
Sustainable, comprehensive and rules-based connectivity will contribute to the enhanced prosperity, safety and resilience of people and societies in Europe and Asia.
The EU’s bilateral relations with Pakistan are guided by the EU-Pakistan Strategic Engagement Plan, signed in June 2019, and by the 2004 Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development. The Strategic Engagement Plan provides a comprehensive political framework in the areas of peace and security