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Pakistan gives immense importance to its relation with Germany, Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Newly-appointed Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi addresses the media on his first day at the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad on August 20, 2018. (Photo by FAROOQ NAEEM / AFP)

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan gives immense importance to its relation with Germany.

Talking to President German Parliament Dr Wolfgang Schäuble in Berlin on Monday, he said the presence of separate Pak-German Parliamentary Friendship Groups in both upper and lower house of Pakistan is a welcome step.

He expressed hope that a “Special Friendship Group” would also be formed in the German Parliament to promote bilateral parliamentary relations and benefit from each other s experiences.

They also discussed bilateral relations, promotion of ties at parliamentary level and other matters of mutual interests.

The Foreign Minister appreciated Germany s timely and effective efforts to tackle the Corona pandemic. He said that Pakistan also tackled the challenge in line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan pursuing a strategy of “smart lockdown”.

He stressed the need to enhance economic cooperation between the two countries to further strengthen bilateral relations.

He said Pakistan has become an emerging attractive market for foreign investors with a population of 220 million people in the region and the government is giving several incentives to investors including e-visa facility. He also invited Garman companies and investors to invest in Pakistan.

Pakistan s Ambassador to German Dr Muhammad Faisal was also present in the meeting.

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