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European Parliament Delegation Expresses Solidarity With Pakistan Over Flood Catastrophe

(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) BRUSSELS, Sept 22 (KUNA) -- Three members from the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Human Rights visited Pakistan from 19-21 September, which in recent weeks experienced devastating flooding.
On behalf of the Parliament, the members expressed their condolences for victims and their families, and their solidarity with the people of Pakistan, said the EP in a press release Thursday.
During their visit, the MEPs were briefed on Pakistan's emergency response, relief activities and its vulnerability to climate disasters.
In other meetings, MEPs focused on the human rights situation, and the final round of EU monitoring of Pakistan's preferential trade access to the EU market under the 'GSP+' scheme for 2014-2033 and its preparations for an application to the next GSP system to be determined in 2024.
Chair of the committee Maria Arena said, 'our visit allowed us to get an overall picture of the challenges faced by Pakistan when it comes to human rights. Significant progress and renewed commitment to genuinely change the situation on the ground are essential for Pakistan to succeed in its application process for post-2024 'GSP +'. (end)


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