H.E. Dr. Riina Kionka, Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to Pakistan calls on the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, on 1st June 2023, in Islamabad.

Government of Pakistan
Ministry of Economic Affairs
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Islamabad: 1st June, 2023


H.E. Dr. Riina Kionka, Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to Pakistan calls on the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq

H.E. Dr. Riina Kionka, Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to Pakistan called on the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, to engage in discussions on matters of mutual interest and explore avenues for strengthened cooperation. The Ambassador, on behalf of the Delegation of European Union to Pakistan, expressed condolences on the death of elder brother of the Minister Ayaz Sadiq.

The Minister warmly welcomed H.E. Dr. Riina Kionka in his office and graciously accepted the condolence. He further appreciated the longstanding friendship and cooperation between the European Union and Pakistan and expressed gratitude for the EU’s continuous support to Pakistan’s economic development.

During the meeting, H.E. Dr. Riina Kionka expressed her appreciation for the commendable execution of the recent meeting of the International Partners Support Group (IPSG). She also emphasized the importance of continued alignment and coordination among the IPSG’s members and highlighted the need for future endeavors that foster even greater collaboration and synergy. The Ambassador further engaged in a discussion regarding the agenda items, preparations and protocol of the upcoming 13th European Union (EU) – Pakistan Joint Commission, which is scheduled to take place in Brussels later this month.

Both sides expressed satisfaction with the progress achieved so far and reiterated their commitment to further deepen cooperation between Pakistan and the European Union. They agreed to continue engaging in high-level discussions and work towards concrete actions to strengthen the economic ties, promote investment opportunities, and enhance bilateral trade.