ISLAMABAD: Germany’s Special Representative Gasper Wieck, Monday, reaffirmed his country’s commitment to enhance mutual cooperation with Pakistan in all areas of common interest, Foreign Office said.
Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood received Gasper Wieck, Germany’s Special Representative and exchanged views on Pakistan-Germany bilateral relations and the situation in Afghanistan, according to a statement of the Foreign Office.
Extending a warm welcome, Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood shared Pakistan’s perspective on a peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan and highlighted Pakistan’s efforts in this regard.
The foreign secretary underlined that the international community’s sustained engagement and continued assistance would help in addressing the urgent humanitarian and economic challenges in Afghanistan.
He highlighted that Pakistan had extended full assistance in the evacuation of members of the international community, including diplomats and staff, representatives of international organizations, INGOs, media personnel and others from Afghanistan, since August 2021.
He expressed the hope that the situation in Afghanistan would continue to stabilize, providing incentive to Afghan nationals to return to their homeland.
Adding that in the interest of the long-term stability, the international community should consider measures beyond the provision of humanitarian assistance, the foreign secretary remarked that a stable Afghanistan would contribute immensely towards economic stability, regional connectivity, and counter-terrorism in the country.