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EU Presidency statement on the appointment of the new Prime Minister of Pakistan

The Presidency of the EU welcomes the appointment of Yusuf Raza Gilani as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan. The appointment of the Prime Minister is an important step in the development of democracy, stability and security in Pakistan.

The Presidency also welcomes the release of judges detained under the recent Emergency Rule. This marks a positive move towards the restoration of rule of law in Pakistan.

The Presidency wishes to take this opportunity to reiterate the EU's continued commitment to helping the Pakistani people building a peaceful, democratic and prosperous country.


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Date: 28.03.2008