ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has stressed the need for review of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s decision regarding temporary suspension of PIA flights into Europe.

In a telephonic conversation with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell today, he conveyed concern on temporary suspension of PIA flights into Europe by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency.

He underlined that the steps being taken by the government are to ensure highest level of flight safety in PIA operations and that PIA remains committed to maintain highest standards and quality in its air operations.

Foreign Minister also offered condolences on the loss of precious lives in Europe due to Covid-19. He acknowledged the efforts of the European Commission to come up with a coordinated strategy to deal with the Pandemic.

He delineated the steps taken by the government of Pakistan to save lives, secure livelihoods, and stimulate the economy. He thanked the European Union for its support to Pakistan in its endeavors to tackle Covid-19.

The Foreign Minister conveyed the desire to expand cooperation between Pakistan and the EU, post Covid-19, and expressed the hope that Pakistani nationals will not be subjected to any restrictions or discrimination as and when travel restrictions are relaxed by the European Union.

Originally Posted on Abbtak TV

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