Pakistan for a steady upward trajectory in the relationship with Germany

Pakistan for a steady upward trajectory in the relationship with Germany

Pakistan for a steady upward trajectory in the relationship with Germany .

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has underlined the importance of regular high-level exchanges between Pakistan and Germany.

Pakistan for a steady upward trajectory in the relationship with Germany

He made the remarks during a meeting with German counterpart Heiko Maas at the foreign office in Islamabad today (Thursday).

Foreign Minister Qureshi stressed the need for enhancing mutual cooperation and collaboration to combat the pandemic in a holistic manner.

Moreover, he thanked the German side for its efforts to ensure earliest possible provision of vaccine through the COVAX initiative.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi apprised his German counterpart about Pakistan’s steadfast support for a peaceful and stable Afghanistan.

Besides, he informed about positive contributions of Pakistan to the Afghan peace process.

He underscored the importance of responsible withdrawal and steady progress by the Afghan parties towards a negotiated political settlement.

The FM further said that all efforts must be made for reduction of violence leading to ceasefire.

He emphasized that the Afghan stakeholders must engage constructively to work out an inclusive, broad-based and comprehensive political solution, through an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led process.

He also cautioned against the role of ‘spoilers.

Furthermore, he said peace in Afghanistan would yield other significant dividends including enhanced trade and regional connectivity.

On the occasion, the Foreign Minister also highlighted Pakistan’s shifting focus from geo-politics to geo-economics, within the perspective of economic security paradigm.

Meanwhile, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Peter Szijjarto will pay an official visit to Pakistan on Friday.

A high-level business delegation also will accompany him. The visit aims to explore business opportunities in Pakistan.

Besides one-on-one meeting with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, the Hungarian Foreign Minister will also have delegation-level talks.

The talks will review the existing bilateral relations and chart the way forward for taking the relationship to the next level.


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