German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad and exchanged views on the Afghanistan situation and Pakistan-Germany bilateral relations.
During the meeting, the prime minister recalled his conversation with Chancellor Angela Merkel, in which the two leaders had fruitful exchange of views on the Afghanistan situation.
Imran Khan underscored that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan was vitally important for Pakistan and the region.
He stressed that at this pivotal moment in Afghanistan’s history, it was important for the international community to remain in support and solidarity with the Afghans.
The premier also underlined that urgent steps were needed to stabilize the security situation, address humanitarian needs, and ensure economic stability in Afghanistan.
These would require sustained engagement with Afghanistan, he added.
PM Imran Khan has underscored that both Pakistan and Germany should work closely for the promotion of shared interests relating to regional peace and stability.
German FM Heiko Maas also conveyed cordial greetings of Chancellor Angela Merkel.
While sharing Germany’s viewpoint on the evolving situation in Afghanistan, Heiko Maas thanked for Pakistan’s support and facilitation for Germany’s evacuation endeavours from Afghanistan.
The German FM also highlighted the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Pakistan-Germany diplomatic relations during 2021. The two Countries are holding a series of events to celebrate this milestone in a befitting manner.