European Union fully supports Kashmiri people’s human rights: Chairman EU Military Committee


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Chairman of the European Union Military Committee General Claudio Graziano has said that European Union (EU) fully supports the human rights of the Kashmiri people. 

General Claudio Graziano made remarks in a meeting with President Dr Arif Alvi held at the Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Thursday.

Talking to the Chairman EU Military Committee, the president said that India’s illegal and unilateral actions to alter the disputed status of Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJ&K) and suspension of civic liberties constitute human rights violations of the Kashmiri people.

The president emphasized that the world community must play its role to alleviate the suffering of Kashmiri people at the hands of fascist Indian regime, and moral principles must not be sacrificed at the altar of economic interests, he added.

Dr Arif Alvi said that the humanitarian situation because of myopic and extremist policies of India in Kashmir would result in forced migration, a problem which is also faced by EU, in terms of refugees from conflict-ridden areas of Middle East. Therefore, all efforts must be made to prevent such forced migration from Kashmir.

President Arif Alvi emphasized that Pakistan values its relations with the European Union, and EU is a traditional ally and major trading & investment partner of Pakistan. He pointed out that Pakistan sees GSP Plus Scheme as a constructive engagement for the betterment of its economy.

While appreciating the visit by General Claudio Graziano, the president said that it would help in understanding and enhancing future defense cooperation between Pakistan and EU.

The president said that Pakistan looks forward to interacting closely with the new EU Parliament as well as the European Commission. He also highlighted that Pakistan-EU cooperation is based on shared values of democracy, pluralism, mutual understanding and respect, and Pakistan is firmly committed to advancing these mutually reinforcing objectives.

President Arif Alvi also highlighted Pakistan’s commitment to eradicate extremism and its unprecedented sacrifices in men, material and economy during the ongoing war on terror.

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