Sources said on Sunday that Rostowski, also Polish Finance Minister, is visiting Pakistan at a time when Pakistan is stressing enhanced access to the European market.
During his trip to Pakistan, Rostowski would hold meetings with Pakistani prime minister, president, foreign minister and minister for commerce, the sources informed.
Official sources confided that regional situation besides Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), GSP plus, certain conventions that Pakistan has to sign for access to EU market and Aid for Trade would come under discussion during EU delegation meetings with Pakistani officials.
The European Union had vowed for concession to Pakistan after last year devastating flood in the already militancy-hit country but so far, the promises could not be fulfilled. So the concession in trade with Pakistan would also be considered in the discussion, the sources added.
The opposition of India and Bangladesh for giving GSP and GSP plus to Pakistan would also be discussed and modalities for some solution would be sorted out, the sources further added. Pakistan is well aware of its limitations as far as trade in international market is concerned, therefore, it has urged for technical assistance for developing its human resources and product. The issues of human rights and intellectual property would also be discussed in details.
Beside the trade cooperation and development, the EU official would discuss terrorism, regional scenario as well as withdrawal of US and NATO forces from Afghanistan. After Pakistan, Matolcsy would visit Afghanistan, the sources stated.