‘Unprepared’ Pak fails miserably to break ice with EU in Brussels meet: Karim

June 8th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI  

Brussels (Belgium): A Pakistani national Member of the European Parliament, Sajjad Karim, has said that the talks held between Pakistan and European Union (EU) failed to meet expectations.

“I am very sorry to unveil that Pakistan has failed on many fronts during dialogue with EU because of poor homework and owing to failure in meeting responsibilities,” The News quoted Karim, as having told Geo News.

He further said that such meetings need months of preparations, but Pakistani delegates spent a day or a week for the important event.

“No sincere efforts were seen for the talks from Pakistani side, besides this, neither did Pakistan complete homework to effectively work with European ministers,” Karim said.

During the meeting, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani reportedly discussed the need to build a stronger partnership with EU to bring about political and economic stability in the South Asian region.

Gilani met European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek and heads of parliamentary committees.

The Prime Minister informed the EU lawmakers about the measures taken by the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) government to protect the rights of women and minorities.

Gilani stated that Pakistan has suffered a lot as being the front line state in the war against terror, and said that a greater market access to the EU would help Pakistan rebuild its economy.

He also invited the EU president and lawmakers to visit Pakistan. (ANI)

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