On May 24, a High level delegation of the European Union visited Gwadar. Ambassadors of Belgium, Austria, the Netherlands and Denmark met officials in Gwadar and visited the port and the cricket stadium. They were accompanied by the High Commissioner of Canada and the Ambassador of Pakistan to the European Union. They discovered the newly-built infrastructure and were given a better picture of the future development of the city.
Although most attention is given to China-Pakistan relations, in order to make the CPEC efficient, new ties need also to be developed between Pakistan and other countries.
The EU may become a major market for Pakistani products, but also for goods from central Asia to be shipped to the Mediterranean sea from Gwadar.
More visits need to be organized to Gwadar so that foreign entrepreneurs and investors understand the possibilities offered by this port.