“There is a lot of interest of German businessmen to invest in energy sector in Pakistan as the country is facing acute shortage of energy and the government is aggressively pursuing the policy to attract foreign investors,” the prime minister said.
Nawaz said they held a productive meeting with special focus on bilateral relations. He said both sides exchanged useful views on regional and global issues. He said Germany occupies a special place in Pakistan’s foreign policy and both Pakistan and Germany enjoy traditionally warm and friendly ties.
The prime minister said leadership of both the countries is committed to further consolidating these mutually beneficial ties. He said for several years now Germany has been Pakistan’s fourth largest trading partner globally as well as the largest in the European Union, further more “Pakistan offers the most investors friendly climate when compared in the world today and the German businesses can benefit from it by participating in multiple sectors of our economy.
Nawaz welcomed the decision of the German government for establishing an energy forum in Lahore and said: “Germany has played an important role in development of Pakistan’s social sector,” he said, adding that both the countries have also decided to continue their collaboration in the field of higher education. Nawaz thanked Chancellor Merkel and the German government for their consistent and sincere support to Pakistan. The prime minister also invited the German chancellor to visit Pakistan.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that both the sides held useful and productive talks. She said they discussed bilateral regional and international issues including Afghanistan. She said Germany wants to expand its mutual ties with Pakistan.