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EU envoy plays Pakistani anthem on trumpet

By Our Correspondent
August 12, 2022

Islamabad : As a special gesture to honour Pakistan on its 75th Independence Day, European Union Ambassador Dr Riina Kionka played the national anthem on the trumpet.

The unique way to mark the 14th of August when Pakistan obtained independence in 1947 was shared through a special campaign on the social media channels of the European Union Delegation to Pakistan in Islamabad, said a news release issued here by the European Union Commission on Thursday.

The year 2022 also marks the 60 years of EU-Pakistan relations in a long-standing partnership that makes both countries stronger together. In Pakistan, the EU is committed to a stable, democratic, and pluralistic country that respects human rights and benefits from its full economic potential by supporting sustainable and inclusive development for all its citizens, it added.

The collaboration between the European Union and Pakistan is grounded in the Strategic Engagement Plan signed in 2019.

Areas of cooperation under the SEP include peace and security, democracy, rule of law, human rights, and migration but also sectors such as energy, climate change, and science and technology, it maintained.

The EU, one of Pakistan's largest trading partners, supports the country's integration into the world economy and its sustainable economic development, namely by granting it preferential access to the European single market under the GSP+ system since 2014.

Meanwhile, the EU ambassador called on Federal Minister for Law and Justice Senator Azam Nazeer Tarar at the ministry. Both discussed issues of mutual interest and further development of bilateral relations and reiterated their commitment to work together for a stronger partnership.