Islamabad, 15 October 2021 (TDI): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan organized the event at Foreign Office to commemorate the 70 years of friendship between Pakistan and Germany. Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, German Ambassador to Pakistan, Bernhard Schlagheck, and other dignitaries attended the event.
Celebrating Pakistan’s bonds of friendship with #Germany
Happy 7️⃣0️⃣ years❗️
🇵🇰 🤝 🇩🇪
— Foreign Minister’s Public Diplomacy 🇵🇰 (@FMPublicDiploPK) October 14, 2021
The event was manifested by musical, culinary and economic exchange. As part of 70 years celebration, Germany gifted the solar panels to the Ministry Foreign Affairs of Pakistan. They were installed in Foreign Service Academy.
The German Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas also remarked through a tweet that “For 70 years now, Pakistan and Germany have been building and shaping their close and friendly political ties. These diverse ties bear witness to the solid foundation underpinning our relations.” He also visited Pakistan several times this year to mark the completion of 70 years of diplomatic relations.
Seven decades of Friendship
The diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Germany began on 15 October 1951. Former President, Ayub Khan undertook the fist state-level visit to Germany in 1961 that ushered an era of cooperation. The German President at that time was Heinrich Lubke and Chancellor Konrad Adenauer.
Both countries are also Strategic Dialogue Partners since 2012 which is led by Foreign Ministers.
Germany is the largest trading partner of Pakistan in the EU. Trade volume reached 3 billion Euros in pre covid-19 period.
Through DAAD and numerous other scholarships, Germany is providing education to 5000 Pakistani students currently.
between the two countries have been cooperating in development field for six decades now ranging from sustainable economic development, reneable energy, energy efficiency and climate change.
The diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Germany reflect strong and multifaceted bonds, as expressed by the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.