Germany backs Pakistan efforts to mitigate socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19: Bernhard July 27, 2020

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Germany backs Pakistan efforts to mitigate socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19: Bernhard July 27, 2020

ISLAMABAD-German Ambassador Bernhard Schlagheck says his country backed Pakistan in its efforts to overcome the socioeconomic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and build back better for a more sustainable future.

In an Interview with APP Ambassador Bernhard said the successful bilateral development cooperation between the two countries spanned over decades.

He said the current portfolio encompasses more than 500 million euros in the areas of renewable energy and climate change, sustainable economic development and good governance.

He said the German Government has decided to upscale its support to local Pakistani governments in their fight against the pandemic. It has made available 0.5 million euros to Pakistan to promote activities, which would help mitigate the socioeconomic effects of the pandemic at a local level.

German Ambassador said Germany will also commit 6 million euros to support the Pakistani communities hosting Afghan refugees, to improve local health and education services.