German FM, Mitsubishi delegation call on PM Imran

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ISLAMABAD: German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Tuesday.
The Prime Minister apprised him 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.
The Prime Minister invited enhanced German technical support to Pakistan in sectors related to human development, especially education and health.
He welcomed Germany’s investment in hydroelectric power generation and automobile sectors of Pakistan.
He 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.
The German Foreign Minister underscored Pakistan’s key role towards peaceful settlement in Afghanistan.
He reiterated German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s invitation to the Prime Minister to visit Germany.
Meanwhile, during a meeting with to a delegation of Mitsubishi Corporation led by its Chief Executive Kimihide Ando, the Prime Minister Imran Khan said that steps are being taken to ensure business friendly environment to the foreign investors and improving ease of doing business in the country.
Talking on the occasion, Kimihide Ando said that the company is encouraged by the business friendly policies of the present government and intends to further strengthen its footprint especially in meeting energy requirements of the country.
He also conveyed to the Prime Minister that the Government of Japan has decided to increase its engagement with Pakistan and support Japanese companies in increasing investment in Pakistan.
Kimihide Ando also briefed the Prime Minister about long association of Mitsubishi Corporation with Pakistan spanning over six decades undertaking profitable business ventures in the country.
The Prime Minister welcomed the decision of Japanese Government and the interest of Mitsubishi Corporation regarding exploration of greater business opportunities in Pakistan.
Advisor to Prime Minister Mr. Abdul Razzak Dawood, Chairman Energy Task Force Mr. Nadeem Babar and senior officials were also present on the occasion.

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