Staff Reporter Lahore
Ambassador of Germany to Pakistan, Mr. Bernhard Schlagheck called on Punjab Minister for Industries and Trade Miam Aslam Iqbal at the office of Punjab Board of Investment & Trade on Tuesday.
Matters of mutual interests, bilateral cooperation and investment opportunities in Punjab were discussed in the meeting.
First Secretary of the Economic and Political Section of the German Embassy Mr. Christian Bottcher and Chief Operating Officer Punjab Board of Investment & Trade Jalal Hassan were also present in the meeting.
While talking to the German Ambassador, Mian Aslam Iqbal has said Pakistan and Germany enjoyed deep friendly relations.
There is collaboration between the Punjab government and German companies in the technical sector but we want to enhance this collaboration.
He said that Germany has great expertise in the field of technology and the Punjab government wants to benefit from German technologies.
The Punjab government has set up four new technical universities in the province and a state-of-the-art skill technology park is also being established in Lahore.
He said that there is vast scope to accelerate cooperation between TEVTA and technical institutions of Germany, he added.
Punjab Minister for Industries and Trade further stated that the PBIT is providing best facilities to local and foreign investors.
German companies should invest in Punjab and the government would provide all possible support. The Punjab government is also participating in Dubai Expo, he concluded.
German Ambassador Mr. Bernhard Schlagheck said that there is an investment friendly environment in Punjab and German investors will take advantage of it.
He said that many German companies have already made investment in Punjab and more German investors will invest in Punjab.