ISLAMABAD, :European Union Military Committee Chairman Gen Mikhail Kastarakos Friday called on National Security Adviser (NSA) Lt General (R) Nasser Khan Janjua and discussed matters of mutual interest and common challenges.
The security adviser warmly welcomed the guest and said Pakistan attached great importance to its ties with European Union and was keen to strengthen those ties further by promoting cooperation in multiple areas.
The NSA appreciated EU’s contribution towards democracy, governance, rule of law and economic betterment of the regional countries. General Mikhail acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan’s commitment to peace and stability of the world and particularly of the region.
He also mentioned the multi-faceted support Pakistan had provided to the international community particularly under the ambit of United Nations. He also appreciated the resolve of Pakistan armed forces and its efforts against terrorism and extremism in the region.
He reiterated his desire to enhance ties and expand cooperation between EU and Pakistan in multiple areas. “We need to cooperate for better economic and political environment for which peace is prerequisite,” the envoy said.
Furthermore, he expressed desire that Pakistan should use the opportunity to interact with international community through international forums offered by EU. The NSA stressed the need to develop a better understanding of the region by EU and also sensitized the general over the fragile regional environment.
Both sides agreed that by means of progression, cooperation and economic interdependence EU and Pakistan can really become close.
Article first appeared in Urdu Point.