Quetta, 22 November 2022 (TDI): The Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to Pakistan, Riina Kionka reached Balochistan on 21 November 2022 for her maiden visit.

Mir Jan Mohammad Khan Jamali, the acting Governor and Speaker of the Balochistan Provincial Assembly, welcomed Riina Kionka.

The two discussed flood relief efforts, the potential for sustainable rehabilitation, and EU development aid to Balochistan.

According to the EU Ambassador, “the EU is dedicated to establishing a more equitable and inclusive world in which no kid is left behind.

EU helps thousands of kids in Pakistan receive a high-quality education. Sindh and Balochistan have received particular attention with approximately €86 million made available since 2014.”

In Quetta, at the 36th AGM and Conference of PSDE, “Charter of Economy: Investment, Productivity & Employability,” which was organized by PIDE in partnership with BUITEMS, Riina Kionka, the EU Ambassador, met economists and scholars traveling to Balochistan from all over the world.

“We are in a crisis, but the crisis also presents us with an opportunity, therefore this is a wonderful time to think about opportunities.” Riina Kionka addressed the first session of the conference.

Ambassador Riina Kionka also joined Girls from the Girls Guide Associate Balochistan and participated in skill-building courses on cybercrime, emotional health, risk management, & pro-women policies as part of UN Women Pakistan’s Rule of Law program, which the EU supports.

The Joint Program by UN Women Pakistan and EU was based on the theme of “Girls are Inspiring. Powerful. Smart. Bold.”

“Balochistan is Pakistan’s future, and we are grateful that PIDE Pakistan has visited Balochistan University of IT, Engineering and Management Sciences.

Addressing this fantastic gathering in Quetta gives us the impression that we are in Islamabad” said, Balochistan’s Governor Mir Jan M. Khan Jamali.

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It is noteworthy that European Union gave a positive image of Balochistan and showed interest in further deepening the ties with the province.