Pakistani citizens, along with Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis are among the largest migrant groups to arrive in the bloc.
"[Pakistan expressed] readiness to cooperate. We already have bilateral agreements between EU and Pakistan for return and readmission. The point is the smooth implementation of the agreement, and I found readiness and willingness to cooperate in an operational way to make sure that returns are happening for real, and this is something that we will follow up in the coming weeks," Mogherini told reporters after a meeting with Pakistani National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz.
In October, the Council of the European Union announced the creation of a so-called Return Office within the framework of Frontex to assist with deportation of undocumented immigrants.