German FM meets Pakistani PM

ISLAMABAD, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called on Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan on Tuesday in federal capital Islamabad, the Prime Minister’s Office said.

The Prime Minister apprised the visiting German Foreign Minister on the current regional situation, including India and Afghanistan as well as the steps taken by his government towards de-escalation, the office added in a statement.

He stressed upon the international community to take notice of the grave human rights violations in Indian Administered Kashmir.

He invited enhanced German technical support to Pakistan in sectors related to human development, especially education and health.

He also welcomed Germany’s investment in hydroelectric power generation and automobile sectors of Pakistan. Khan praised the leadership of German Chancellor Angela Merkel particularly her handling of the immigration crisis.

The German Foreign Minister welcomed Pakistan’s efforts towards peace and stability in the region.

He appreciated Prime Minister’s responsible handling of the situation, particularly the decision of releasing the Indian pilot, which has been noted positively by the international community.

Maas underscored Pakistan’s key role towards peaceful settlement in Afghanistan.

He renewed Merkel’s invitation to Khan to visit Germany.

Maas arrived in Islamabad along with a delegation to discuss matters pertaining to regional peace and security and the situation in Afghanistan. According to a press release by Pakistan Foreign Office, during the talks, the two sides discussed a wide range of bilateral and regional issues. The two sides exchanged views on the evolving regional situation.

Source: Kuwait News Agency