Saleem Mandviwalla, Deputy Chairman Senate of Pakistan emphasized the need to further strengthen the existing bilateral relations between Pakistan and Germany through enhancing parliamentary ties and cooperation in various areas of mutual interest. He said this while talking to Martin Kobler, Ambassador of Germany in Pakistan here at Parliament House on Friday.
The Deputy Chairman Senate observed that parliamentary parleys are highly significant in creating an atmosphere of understanding and therefore the parliamentary friendship groups from both sides need to play an active role. He said that Pakistan desires to expand further the economic and trade relations with Germany. He also recalled his visits to Germany and said that both sides share a vision aimed at development. Deputy Chairman Senate also appreciated the activism shown by the German Ambassador on Social Media.
Senator Mandviwalla underscored the need to bring the trade bodies and chambers of commerce more close to each other for benefit of the people of both sides as there exists a huge scope for investment in different sectors.
The Ambassador said that we have a decentralized system like Pakistan and there are many similarities between Pakistan and Germany. He said that Pakistan is a great country with hospitable people and lovely culture. He informed the Deputy Chairman Senate that Lufthansa, German flag carrier, has indicated to launch its flight operation from Pakistan, however, some procedural assessments would be made to decide formally. He also expressed his well wishes to the Deputy Chairman and agreed with his views for enhanced bilateral cooperation and interaction at parliamentary and other levels.
Senators Mian Muhammad Atiq Sheikh and Quratulain Marri were also present during the meeting. Both the senators who are also members of the Pakistan-Germany Friendship Group in the Senate emphasized the need for exploring new avenues of cooperation and to discord the negative perception about Pakistan by reviewing the travel advisory for German citizen visiting Pakistan.