Wednesday, February 1

German Foreign Minister to Pakistan on June 7-8

ISLAMABAD: At the invitation of Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany, Annalena Baerbock, will visit Pakistan on 7-8 June 2022. This will be Foreign Minister Baerbock’s first visit to Pakistan, according to a statement issued by the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday.

During the visit, the two Foreign Ministers will hold delegation-level talks on the entire range of bilateral matters and exchange views on regional and global issues. Foreign Minister Baerbock will also call on the Prime Minister.

Germany is a valued partner of Pakistan, both bilaterally and in the context of the European Union. The two countries have long-standing, cordial relations marked by mutual respect and close cooperation. The two sides attach special importance to strengthening bilateral cooperation in diverse fields, including trade and investment, energy, defence, and people-to-people contacts.

Pakistan and Germany completed 70 years of diplomatic ties in 2021. This milestone was celebrated by the two sides in a befitting manner, with a series of events held in Pakistan and Germany. The visit of the Foreign Minister Baerbock is part of regular high-level exchanges between the two countries and is expected to impart further boost to the multi-faceted Pakistan-Germany relationship.