Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar said Portugal would support Islamabad to expand GSP-Plus status, a facility that gives Pakistani products duty-free access to the European market.
Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar said Pakistan has gained benefits more than $15 billion from GSP-Plus status during the last five years and added that the facility will help to strengthen its economy in the future. In a statement issued by the Governor House, Chaudhry Sarwar hoped that Pakistan will get an extension in GSP-Plus status.
During his ongoing visit to Portugal, Punjab governor met with Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Teresa Ribeiro, Vice President of Parliamentary Committee for Foreign Affairs and Portuguese communities Pedro Filipe Soares, read the statement.
Chaudhry Sarwar said that meetings with Teresa Ribeiro and Pedro Filipe Soares were held in a very cordial manner.”I am also holding meetings with members of the European Parliament and In Sha Allah, Pakistan will succeed with regard to extension in GSP-Plus status.”
Matters pertaining to extension in GSP-Plus status to Pakistan, Kashmir issue, Afghan peace process, and other issues were discussed in the meeting. He said that Portuguese investors and the business community were keen on investing in the projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
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