EU’s Foreign Affairs, Security Policy top official calls on President, PM, COAS separately

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President Dr. Arif Alvi talking to European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Ms. Federica Mogherini, who called on him in Islamabad on March 25, 2019. Federal Minster for Foreign Affairs Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi is also present on the occasion.

ISLAMABAD/RAWALPINDI: European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini Monday held separate meeting with President Dr Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
Talking to European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy President Dr. Arif Alvi invited the European Union to take advantage of improved business environment in Pakistan to invest in the country.
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 urged NSG to consider membership for non-NPT states on the basis of non-discriminatory and objective criteria that are simultaneously applicable to all of them.
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.
EU Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini also called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, and discussed with him affairs of mutual interest and regional security situation.
The meeting took place at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s efforts and the positive role being played for regional peace and stability, the statement added.

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