According to Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Pakistan and Germany have agreed to strengthen their relationship in order to enhance cooperation in diverse sectors.
FM told the media in Berlin that during a meeting with his German counterpart, cooperation in environmentally friendly energy projects and economic cooperation were discussed. Mr Bilawal Bhutto, who was in Germany for two days and returned on Friday, expressed gratitude for an additional ten million euros in aid for flood-affected Pakistanis, bringing the total amount of assistance to 60 million euros.
He stated that he met with the German foreign minister and discussed climate change, floods in Pakistan, green energy, and ways to improve bilateral trade and people-to-people exchanges.
According to Bilawal, Pakistan has less than 1% of the global carbon footprint but is one of the world’s most climate-affected countries. “I want justice for my people,” Bilawal stated, flanked by Foreign Minister Baerbock.
He went on to say that the World Health Organisation (WHO) had already warned of a second disaster in the form of diseases following the floods, and that “we have concerns about food security, while the economic consequences of this tragedy will worsen if we do not address it.”
Remember that Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari travelled to Germany at the invitation of his German counterpart for a three-day official visit.
According to reports, Bilawal will meet with Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and other dignitaries, in addition to speaking to the media.
“The focus of the visit would be on deepening Pakistan’s economic engagement with Germany, a key export destination for Pakistan, and identifying new opportunities for mutually beneficial cooperation,” as per the Foreign Minister’s statement.
Concerning the Kashmir issue, the German minister stated that she truly believed that every country in the world had a role to play in conflict resolution. “It is our responsibility to look at other areas where things are tense. We support the UN’s efforts to find peaceful solutions.”
Later, Foreign Minister Bilawal paid a visit to the Pakistani embassy and officially opened the digital tourism centre. He praised the initiative to promote Pakistan’s heritage and tourist attractions through augmented and virtual reality.