German businessmen keen to invest in Pakistan: German official

German businessmen keen to invest in Pakistan: German official

KARACHI: (APP) Representatives of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) and Head of Mission of German Consulate in Karachi underlined the need for more interaction between the business communities of Pakistan and Germany.

Head of Mission of the German Consulate, Carsten Muller was welcomed at FPCCI by Chairman Standing Committee on Diplomatic Affairs Alamgir Firoz, along with Chairman Standing Committee on Environment Gulzar Firoz and members of Pakistan-Germany Business Council of FPCCI, says FPCCI statement here on Wednesday.

Alamgir Firoz said Germany was Pakistan's largest trading partner among the European Union countries.

He said major items of Pakistan exports to Germany were textile and textile made-ups, leather goods, carpets, surgical instruments, cutlery, rice and horticulture products. Whereas, machinery, pharmaceutical, motor vehicles, chemicals and dyes, iron and steel products were the major goods being imported.

Head of German Mission in Karachi, Carsten Muller said a good number of German companies were working in Pakistan for many years with major investments here. These included Linde, BASF, Bayer, Merck, Hoechst, Siemens and METRO.

He emphasized, Pakistan and German business communities should increase the investment and trade, and should get full benefit from strong friendly relations between the two countries.

Alamgir Firoz presented a book and report on environment, health and safety to Carsten Muller.