Pakistan role important for regional security, peace


German State Minister spends busy day in Islamabad
Zubair Qureshi

German Minister of State of the Federal Foreign Office Niels Annen who was in Pakistan on a two-day (Jan 12-13, 2020) visit has termed relations with Pakistan important and crucial for peace, security and stability in the region.
The German minister who concluded his visit on Monday spent a busy day in Islamabad and held meetings and consultations with Chief of the Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Speaker of the National Assembly, Asad Qaiser and Parliamentary Secretary, Andleeb Abbas.
In the meetings Annen underlined the strategic role of Pakistan: “Bilateral German-Pakistani relations are close and multifaceted.
The Pakistani government has substantially stabilised the security situation in the country, he said adding, “equally important are a stable democratic system and rule of law.”
This will help attract German companies to come and invest in Pakistan.
Pakistan plays a key role in the regional context, particularly in the Afghan peace process.
He also visited the Bari Imam Shrine as well as a Leprosy Clinic and Behbud Industrial Home production in Rawalpi-ndi.
The visiting German diplomat also held meetings with members of the Senate and the National Assembly, with representatives of think tanks as well as with journalists and human rights activists.
Meanwhile, Senator Dr Shahzad Waseem ?met with German State Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Niels Annen in Islamabad on Monday.
During the meeting, Senator Dr. Shahzad Waseem and Mr. Niels Annen exchanged views on various issues including worsening situation in Kashmir, CAA & other extremist acts of Modi regimen.
Evolving security situation in the region also came under discussion during the meeting.