ISLAMABAD:(APS) 31st August, 2015-German Foreign Minister Dr. Frank Walter Steinmeier called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at PM House Islamabad today.
The German Foreign Minister thanked the Prime Minister for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to him in his visit to Pakistan.
The Prime Minister recalled his visit to Germany in November last year and his meetings with Chancellor Angela Merkel, and said that he has directed his government to follow the mutually agreed areas of cooperation discussed in that visit particularly bi-lateral trade and investment.
The meeting discussed matters relating to bi-lateral and regional interest with particular focus on peace and stability in the region.
German Foreign Minister said that bi-lateral relations between the two countries are improving and cooperation in the economic field and other sectors will further make relations closer between the two countries.
The Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif thanked Germany for supporting Pakistan for GSP Plus status given by European Union (EU).
The Prime Minster said that Pakistan’s economy is witnessing a turn-around and key indicators are improving and operation against terrorism is achieving success.
The German Foreign Minister paid tremendous respect and appreciation for the sacrifices made by Pakistan in the fight against extremism and terrorism.
Mr. Sartaj Aziz Advisor to PM on National Security and Foreign Affairs and SAPM Mr. Tariq Fatemi also attended the meeting.