Islamabad :  President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday said that the grant of GSP-Plus status to Pakistan demonstrated the trust and confidence of the EU countries in the quality and competitiveness of its goods and products. He was talking to Pakistan’s ambassador-designate to Belgium Ms Naghmana Hashmi who called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. Congratulating Ms. Naghmana Hashmi on her new responsibilities, the President observed that Brussels, being the headquarters of EU, was an important Capital. He expressed the hope that the ambassador-designate would work with full devotion to further enhance cooperation between Pakistan and the European Union.

He also urged the newly appointed ambassador to play her active role in optimum utilization of the GSP-Plus facility to boost Pakistan’s exports to the EU countries.

The ambassador-designate thanked the President for reposing confidence in her and assured that she would use all her potential and capabilities to further cement Pakistan’s trade and commercial ties with Belgium and the EU.