ISLAMABAD: GSP Plus has proved an affirmative success since coming into force in January 2014, Minister of Defence and Convener of EU Parliament Friendship Group Khurram Dastgir Khan said on Saturday. “Pakistan’s exports to the EU have risen 39% while EU’s exports to Pakistan have also risen 39%. It is a mutually beneficial partnership,” he added, while addressing a meeting of the South Asia Delegation in the European Parliament in Brussels. The federal minister, along with a delegation of parliamentarians, is on a four-day visit to Brussels. Khan emphasised that Pak-EU cooperation is based on shared values of democracy and protecting rights of citizens. “Leveraging GSP Plus as an incentive, Pakistan has made tremendous strides in passing legislation and creating institutions that protect rights of vulnerable sectors of society including as women, minorities, and children,” he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 28th, 2018.
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