EU Envoy to Pakistan visits Larkana and dialogues with community

LARKANA: The European Union Ambassador to Pakistan, Mr. Jean-François Cautain, and his wife, Mrs. Sonia Cautain, visited Larkana District on Tuesday and participated in a number of activities.
The day started with a programme introduction dialogue in Karani village of Union Council Mohenjo Daro. A large number of women from various villages had gathered to attend the first dialogue session.
The EU Ambassador, Mr. Jean-François Cautain in his address said that the 28 member states of the European Union have become the richest countries of the world, by maintaining peace and creating synergies, standing together and cooperating, in various spheres of economy and society.
He said that the EU aims to reduce rural poverty in Pakistan, and for this purpose resources are being with the federal and provincial governments, to ensure that people live better lives.
Mrs. Cautain also addressed the women, sharing her admiration and appreciation for their resilience and urging them to organise and stand for their rights.
The EU Ambassador and his wife thanked the communities for their hospitality and warm welcome.
Dr. Shereen Narejo, Secretary Social Welfare, Government of Sindh, and SRSO Board Member, and Ms Shandana Khan, CEO of Rural Support Programmes Network, also shared their views during the first dialogue.
They emphasized the importance of togetherness for social development, and urged the women and men to join hands for reducing poverty. 02