PR No. 107Islamabad: December 10, 2015

President Mamnoon Hussain has emphasized that Pakistan’s investment policy needs to be promoted and the German investors may be encouraged to invest in diverse areas particularly the energy sector.

The President said this while talking to Pakistan’s ambassador-designate to Germany, Mr. Jauhar Saleem, who called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on Thursday.

The President stated that Germany is an important political and economic partner of Pakistan and efforts should be directed towards enhancing bilateral trade and promoting exchange of parliamentary, business and cultural delegations. The President underlined thatGermany is Pakistan’s largest trading partner in Europe adding that there is potential to further enhance the trade between the two countries. The President said that a large number of Pakistani students are studying in Germany and stressed upon developing linkages between Pakistani and German universities to promote education in Pakistan.

The President noted that Pakistan has one of the largest communities in Germany and advised the ambassador-designate to maintain close liaison with the community and extend maximum assistance to them.

The President congratulated the ambassador-designate on his appointment to Germany and wished him well in discharge of his new responsibilities.