Quetta, July 5: Jean-Francois Cautain, the European Union (EU) envoy to Pakistan, said he has laid a foundation of a fresh partnership between the bloc and Islamabad, during his official four-day visit to the nation, that will develop closer relations and cooperation in different fields.
According to Dawn news reports, addressing a dinner hosted by Balochistan Rural Support Programme (BRSP) chief executive Nadir Gul Breach in Quetta on Wednesday, Cautain stated his trip to Balochistan was blissful and interesting, and that he acknowledged a lot about the largest province of Pakistan.
“I remained successful in my efforts for establishing a new partnership between Pakistan and European Union,” Cautain said.
He said offered suggestions by Breach would be held at the top during a strategic plan conference, slated to launch in 2021.
The ambassador stated the BRSP and the EU would work together for providing basic needs, education, and many other facilities to people in the rural region of Balochistan.
“The people of Balochistan want development. In coming days difficulties of people would be minimised and Balochistan would become more stable,” he said.
In his welcome address, Breach said the BRSP with the cooperation and assistance of the bloc had played a crucial role in Balochistan development, and that some signs of improvement in the province were noted.
“We hope the EU will continue its help and cooperation in future as Balochistan is very backward area and it needs resources for development,” Breach said.