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Pakistan, Germany agree to strengthen economic partnership
December 06, 2018

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi has invited German companies to take advantage of Pakistan's investor friendly policies, especially in the fields of infrastructure development, agriculture, energy, mining, manufacturing, and water and waste management.

He was talking to German Ambassador Martin Kobler who called on him in Islamabad on Thursday.

The Foreign Minister appreciated the establishment of Energy forum by Germany and invited the German investments in hydroelectric power generation, particularly in KP, AJK and GB. The Foreign Minister also underscored the need to promote legal migration of Pakistani workers to meet the growing demand of skilled labour in the Germany economy.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi expressed satisfaction at the burgeoning trade and investment relations between the two countries. The Foreign Minister welcomed the German automaker Volkswagen's decision to start manufacturing vehicles in Pakistan.

The two sides appreciated the positive developments in bilateral relations and agreed to translate the existing friendship and mutual goodwill into strong political and economic partnership.

The Foreign Minister appreciated the positive role of Pakistani Diaspora in Germany, which acts as a bridge in enhancing people-to-people contacts.

The Ambassador assured of Germany's full support in enhancing bilateral relations in all areas of mutual interest.