Pakistan wants more economic linkages with Germany, FM Qureshi apprise Heiko Maas about govt’s new focuses

Pakistan wants more economic linkages with Germany

Pakistan wants to have more economic linkages with Germany for enhancement of bilateral trade and investment, the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that there are great opportunities for Germany to invest in Pakistan in various areas, including renewable energy, electric vehicles, information technology and tourism.

According to media reports, the Foreign Minister has made these remarks while addressing a joint news conference with his German counterpart Heiko Maas after delegation level talks in Berlin on Monday.

On the occasion, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said he has apprised Heiko Maas about the shift in Pakistan’s policy from geo-politics to geo-economics, the government’s focus on economic diplomacy and the new incentives being offered to investors.

While talking about the regional security situation, FM Qureshi has said that India will have to take the first step to create an enabling and conducive environment for talks with Pakistan after India’s action about Kashmir on August 5, 2019. Pakistan wants to have peaceful relations with all the countries, including India, he said, adding that all issues can be resolved through dialogue.

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Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that the objectives of Pakistan and Germany about Afghanistan are identical. We want peace, stability and progress in Afghanistan.

The Foreign Minister has said that Germany has important role in stabilizing situation in Afghanistan. He said we will remain in touch on Afghan issue.

He thanked Germany for supporting Pakistan at FATF and also its support to grant EU GSP Plus status to Pakistan. He also thanked Germany for providing fifteen million anti-Coronavirus doses to Pakistan.

The Minister said his visit is taking place when Pakistan and Germany are celebrating 70 years of their diplomatic relations, and its logo has also been made public.

In his remarks, the German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said the two sides held constructive discussion on enhancing bilateral trade and investment. He said Pakistan is of great importance for Germany.

Heiko Maas further added that Pakistan has played great efforts for peaceful solution to the conflict in Afghanistan. He said any situation in Afghanistan influences intensively Pakistan.

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