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Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi received Mr. Michael Gahler, Chief of EU’s Election Observation Mission (EOM) for general elections 2018, at the Foreign Office today. The two sides discussed successful conclusion of general elections and peaceful transfer of power to democratically elected government for a third consecutive time.

The Foreign Minister highlighted that Pakistan had been welcoming international election observers since 2002 and EU Observers were deployed across the country in general elections of 2002, 2008, 2013 and 2018. He appreciated Mr. Gahler’s long standing association with EU’s election observation in Pakistan.

Mr. Gahler recognized continuity of the democratic process which was essential for creating an enabling environment for peace, stability and development in the country. He also handed over a copy of the final report of EU-EOM on general elections 2018.

Mr. Gahler is on a follow up visit to Pakistan for presentation of the final report of the EU Election Observation Mission on general elections 2018.


26 October 2018

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