Pakistan, Germany discuss bilateral relations, regional situation

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Pakistan, Germany discuss bilateral relations, regional situation

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qurteshi has reiterated that Pakistan wants peace in the region.
He was talking to German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his accompanying delegation in Islamabad today.
Both sides discussed matters pertaining to bilateral relations, regional situation and efforts for peace in Afghanistan.
The Foreign Minister said Prime Minister Imran Khan released the captured Indian pilto Abhinandan as a goodwill gesutre despite India’s beliggerent posture.Pakistan, Germany discuss bilateral relations, regional situation
He briefed the German delegation about the regional situation and events taking place in the wake of Pulwama incident.
The German Foreign Minister urged both Pakistan and India to resolve their disputes through negotiations.
He appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for restoration of peace in Afghanistan.
He lauded Pakistan’s efforts for playing a critical role in restoration of peace in Afghanistan.
His visit came amid Indian aggression against Pakistan following the Pulwama attack in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IOK).
FM Qureshi apprised him that Prime Minister Imran Khan released the captured Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman as a goodwill gesture towards belligerent India. He briefed the German delegation over the current regional situation in the aftermath of the Pulwama incident.
Besides, matters pertaining to bilateral relations were also discussed. He reiterated that Pakistan wants peace in the region to ensure development and prosperity.
Earlier, Maas visited Afghanistan to convey Germany’s commitment in peaceful resolution of conflict and economic development in Afghanistan.
Germany is part of the NATO Resolute Support mission to train Afghan security forces and has a force of about 1,200 soldiers stationed there.
Earlier in December 2018, German Ambassador to Pakistan Martin Kobler said that Germany was looking to import manpower by 2020, and in this drive of employing foreign human resources, Pakistan could prove to be an essential contributor.
The plan of action was agreed upon to provide technical and professional education to workforce in Pakistan so that they can get maximum quota in 2020 manpower import plan of Germany.
Germany showed interest in a role to increase technological skills in youth. The need to increase cooperation on federal and provincial level was emphasized during the meeting.

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