German Ambassador in Pakistan Dr Cyrill Nunn informed Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar in order to foster economic energies German businessmen were launching ‘Pakistan Gate’ in Berlin on August 24, 2014 which would provide business contacts between the two countries.
Dr Nunn and Dar discussed bilateral economic relations between the two countries. Envoy said joint forums for the promotion of ties and trade in different fields could bring healthy results and both the countries could avail more chances easily to strengthen the cordial relations between both countries. He reaffirmed Pakistan could count on Germany as its partner in development of the country.
Ambassador appreciated the economic initiatives undertaken by government of Pakistan and called for strengthening trade and economic ties between two countries. He discussed details about the Prime Minister Nawaz’s visit to Berlin later this year and proposed a high level business delegation from Pakistan should also be included for interaction with the business leaders in Germany. He shared ideas of enhancing cooperation during the forthcoming secretary level bilateral talks in Islamabad.
Dar appreciated the idea of Pakistan Gate and observed it would provide an opportunity to chambers of commerce and industry of the two countries to explore possibilities of trade. He assured Ambassador necessary steps would be taken to promote people to people contact and exchange of business delegations between the two countries.
During the meeting, Dar informed envoy the government has introduced economic reforms in the country and all the economic indicators were reflecting positive trends. Pakistan Attaches great importance to its friendly relations with Germany. He said, “As we are tested friends, there is a great possibility to learn from Germany’s experiences in areas of cooperation.” Pakistan is keen to explore new avenues for cooperation in energy, commercial and economic fields for mutual benefit of both the countries.