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Overseas Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi receives his German Counterpart, Heiko Maas, at Ministry Of Overseas Affairs in Islamabad, on April 29, 2021. — APP
  • FM Qureshi underlined the significance of normal high-level exchanges between Pakistan and Germany.
  • The 2 international ministers overview bilateral cooperation, trade views on the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic.
  • FM Qureshi thanks German facet for its efforts to make sure earliest doable provision of vaccine via COVAX.

ISLAMABAD: Overseas Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Thursday underscored the significance of peace in Afghanistan in a gathering along with his German counterpart Heiko Maas.

Throughout the assembly, FM Qureshi underlined the significance of normal high-level exchanges between Pakistan and Germany and the way the 2 nations have maintained a gradual upward trajectory of their diplomatic relationship.

“The two foreign ministers reviewed bilateral cooperation and exchanged views on the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic. Foreign Minister Qureshi underscored the importance of enhancing mutual cooperation, and collaboration to combat the pandemic in a holistic manner,” an announcement from the Overseas Workplace mentioned.

He thanked Germany for its efforts to make sure the earliest doable provision of vaccine via the COVAX initiative.

“Foreign minister Qureshi apprised his German counterpart on Pakistan’s steadfast support for a peaceful and stable Afghanistan and positive contributions to the Afghan peace process,” the assertion mentioned.

FM Qureshi underscored the significance of accountable withdrawal and regular progress by the Afghan events in direction of a negotiated political settlement. He added that each one efforts have to be made for the discount of violence resulting in a ceasefire.

He harassed the Afghan stakeholders should have interaction constructively to work out an inclusive, broad-based, and complete political resolution, via an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led course of.

Cautioning towards the position of “spoilers”, the international minister additionally underlined the significance of dedication and perseverance within the efforts for peace.

“The foreign minister underscored that peace in Afghanistan would yield other significant dividends, including enhanced trade and regional connectivity,” it mentioned.

FM Qureshi additionally highlighted Pakistan’s shifting focus from geo-politics to geo-economics, throughout the perspective of the financial safety paradigm.

FM Qureshi obtained Germany’s Overseas Minister Heiko Maas, right now, throughout his transient go to to Islamabad. Recalling his personal current go to to Berlin, FM Qureshi expressed gratitude for the nice and cozy welcome accorded to him and appreciated the fruitful consequence of the go to.

The yr 2021 marks the seventieth anniversary of the institution of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Germany. A spread of occasions is envisaged by the 2 governments to have fun this milestone in a befitting method.

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