German Foreign Minister arrives in Pakistan on an important visit

German Foreign Minister arrives in Pakistan on an important visit

*ISLAMABAD: German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has arrived in Islamabad, where he is scheduled to have high-level meetings with the Pakistani leadership.*

Upon arrival at Nur Khan Airbase, he was warmly welcomed by the high ranking officials of foreign office.

During his stay, the German FM will hold important meetings with political leadership including Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

Matters pertaining to regional peace and security and the situation in Afghanistan will come under discussion during the meetings.

Earlier Mr Maas reached Afghanistan on an unannounced visit, to send a message confirming Germany’s commitment to conflict resolution and economic development in Afghanistan.

Germany is part of the NATO’s Resolute Support mission to train Afghan security forces and has around 1,300 soldiers stationed in Afghanistan, mostly in Balkh province.

Back in the month of December 2018, German Ambassador Martin Kobler had said his country was looking to import manpower by 2020 and Pakistan could prove to be an important contributor in this regard.

This he had said in a meeting with Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari in Islamabad to discuss investment opportunities in Pakistan.