Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi called German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on telephone today to discuss the evolving regional situation.

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 briefed his German counterpart on the evolving situation after the Pulwama incident and stressed that despite baseless allegations and aggressive rhetoric emanating from India, Pakistan has offered cooperation in investigating the incident and asked India to share any actionable evidence in this regard. Pakistan desires a peaceful neighbourhood and remains committed to peace and stability in the region.

The Foreign Minister also highlighted the human rights violations by the security forces in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) against Kashmiris in the aftermath of the Pulwama incident.

The German Foreign Minister appreciated Pakistan’s overtures and stressed upon the need to preserve peace and stability in the region.

The two Foreign Ministers agreed to continue consultations on matters of mutual importance.


24 February 2019.

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