Delegation of the European Union to Pakistan


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High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, today hosted Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Brussels on the

Both sides reaffirm their determination to further strengthen the long term, forward-looking and broad based partnership for peace, development and prosperity. This partnership is rooted in shared values, principles, and commitments. The SEP would be based on the principles of the UN Charter, international norms and law, principles of mutual respect and trust, as well as common interests. It is also building upon the progress achieved so far under the Cooperation Agreement between the European Community and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on partnership and development of 2004, as well as the EU-Pakistan Summit Joint Statements of 2009 and 2010, and the 5-Year Engagement Plan (2012 - 2017).

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, democracy, the rule of law, good governance and human rights, migration and mobility, trade and investment, sustainable development, education and culture, and science and technology.

Joint Statement by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, and UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict