Berlin, 24 May 2022 (TDI): A truck art exhibition was held at the Pakistan House in Berlin which was organized by the Pakistan Embassy in Berlin.

The Ambassador of Pakistan to Germany, Dr. Mohammad Faisal also stated his message on the occasion of the Truck Art Exhibition.

Previous exhibition

Before this, in 2015 there was an event of two days that featured the famous truck art at the world-famous East-side Gallery.

The event was titled ‘Art on Wheels comes to Berlin’ and began in the middle of great interest displayed by German visitors.

A three-member Pakistani truck art team, Phool Patti, made decorations on a wall and a car. Which had colorful floral patterns, animals and birds, landmark buildings, and flags of Germany and Pakistan when people were visiting the venue.

Subsequently, visitors had a keen interest in the live paintings whilst appreciating the bold colors, free-hand brushing by the artists, and the displaying of everyday life, culture, and landscape of the country in the form of this type of art.

During the occasion, officials of the embassy, led by Charge’d’ Affairs Ameer Khurram Rathore were present. They also explained the truck art of Pakistan and its expansion and infiltration into everyday life.

Additionally, among the visitors, a booklet titled ‘Journey through Pakistan’ was distributed to the readers in the German language.

It had an illustrative visit with a brief description of historical places and tourist spots of Pakistan.

German-Pakistan bilateral relations

Since 1951, both countries enjoy diverse and close relations. Thus, they are celebrating their 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations this year.

Germany has an embassy in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, and a consulate general in Karachi, which is, Pakistan’s business hub.

Therefore, German-Pakistan development cooperation began in 1961 and since that time, the German Government has pledged 3.8 billion euros in project support.

Above all, development cooperation concentrates on support for renewables and climate protection. Also, the business includes vocational training, and good governance involving healthcare.

In 2019, German exports to Pakistan were valued at around 1.8 billion euros whilst imports from Pakistan were at 1.1 billion euros.

Thus, the main Pakistani exports to Germany include textiles, leather goods, sports goods, footwear, and medical instruments.

On the other side, Pakistan’s main imports from Germany are machinery, chemical and electrical goods, motor vehicles, and iron goods.

Both countries have a long‑established, effective academic and scientific exchange that plays an essential part in cultural relations between the two countries.

For example, the Goethe‑Institut in Karachi, combined with an associate partner and accredited Goethe‑Zentrum in Lahore offers cultural programs and language courses. As a result, it plays a major role in cultural relations.

Furthermore, 610 students and researchers from the country received funding from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in 2019.

Above all, Germany is part of the most popular destinations for young Pakistani researchers that wish to pursue PhD studies.

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