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PR No. 172 PAKISTAN AND GERMANY HOLD STRATEGIC DIALOGUE Islamabad

The third round of strategic dialogue between Pakistan and Germany was held in Berlin on August 17, 2016. Foreign Secretary Mr. Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry led the Pakistani delegation, while the German side was led by State Secretary Mr. Markus Ederer.

 

Both sides held detailed discussions on issues of mutual interest, including economic cooperation, defence, trade, investment, culture, education, security and strategic stability. They agreed to enhance cooperation between the two countries in all areas, particularly on trade and economic cooperation.

 

The two sides also reviewed in detail the regional situation including Afghanistan, the Middle East and latest developments in the EU. It was agreed that greater effort was needed in countering extremism and terrorism, which has become a global menace.

 

Mr. Chaudhry apprised his counterpart of the latest situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir and urged the international community to play its role in calling on India to put an end to blatant human rights violations in the Valley.

 

The Foreign Secretary, who is currently on a two day official visit to Germany, also called on Dr. Christoph Heusgen, Foreign and Security Policy Advisor to German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

 

He addressed a round table event of German political foundations at the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Foundation and briefed them on Pakistan’s foreign policy, particularly its relations with Germany and the EU.

 

Mr. Chaudhry also attended a gathering of Pakistani community representatives  residing in Germany arranged by the Pakistan Embassy in Berlin. He responded to their queries and issued directions to the Embassy to continue serving the community with dedication and commitment.

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