Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi met German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on the side-lines of the Munich Security Conference today. The two Foreign Ministers expressed satisfaction at the current level of bilateral relations and agreed to translate the existing friendship and mutual goodwill into a strong political and economic partnership.

The Foreign Minister appreciated the trade and investment relations and welcomed the entry of Volkswagen into the Pakistani market. He invited other German companies to take advantage of Pakistan’s investor friendly policies, especially in the fields of energy, infrastructure development, agriculture, food processing, energy, mining, manufacturing, water and waste management etc.

The two Foreign Ministers discussed a wide range of regional and international issues. Underscoring the importance of peace and stability in Afghanistan, the Foreign Minister stated that Pakistan was facilitating the ongoing talks between the US and the Taliban as a shared responsibility and in good faith. He hoped that the talks would result in an intra-Afghan dialogue leading to lasting peace in the country. The Foreign Minister also highlighted the continued atrocities perpetrated by the security forces in the Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir.

The Foreign Ministers agreed to work closely to enhance bilateral cooperation in all areas of mutual interest.


15th February, 2019

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