A 13-member German delegation led by Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Stephan Steinlein held a meeting with Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz in Islamabad on Wednesday.

The Adviser highlighted Pakistan's investment potential and the Prime Minister's emphasis on trade and not aid. He stressed that Pakistan was an investment friendly country and provided business opportunities to foreign investors in diverse areas of economy. Energy, especially renewable energy can be an area of special interest to German investors.

The Adviser also highlighted Pakistan's efforts to fight terrorism and extremism. He reiterated Pakistan's firm commitment to take forward the process of constructive engagement with Afghanistan and highlighted Prime Minister's vision of a peaceful neighbourhood.

He also appreciated Pakistan's constructive role in Afghanistan and the vision of the Pakistani leadership for regional stability and economic development.

The German delegation also held a meeting with Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi in Islamabad. 

Tariq Fatemi briefed the visiting dignitary on Prime Minister's vision of a peaceful neighbourhood and highlighted efforts undertaken by the government to eradicate the menace of terrorism and extremism. Global and regional issues were also discussed.

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