German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called on Prime Minister Imran Khan today at the Prime Minister’s office

March 12, 2019


German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called on Prime Minister Imran Khan today at the Prime Minister’s office. 

Welcoming the German Foreign Minister, the Prime Minister said that Pakistan attaches high importance to its relations with Germany, which are characterized by shared democratic values and multifaceted cooperation. He praised the leadership of German Chancellor Angela Merkel particularly her handling of the immigration crisis. 

The Prime Minister apprised the German Foreign Minister on the current regional situation, including India and Afghanistan as well as the steps taken by his government towards de-escalation. He stressed upon the international community to take notice of the grave human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir. 

On bilateral front, the Prime Minister welcomed Germany’s investment in hydroelectric power generation and automobile sectors of Pakistan. Terming Germany as an important development partner, the Prime Minister invited enhanced German technical support to Pakistan in sectors related to human development, especially education and health. 

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. 

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

The Foreign Minister reiterated German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s invitation to the Prime Minister to visit Germany. 


12th March 2019 
Islamabad