Pakistan and Germany have expressed the resolve to further deepen their bilateral ties in diverse fields.

The resolve was expressed by Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and his German counterpart Annalena Baerbock while addressing a joint press conference in Islamabad today (Tuesday).

Speaking on the occasion, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said Germany is the largest trading partner of Pakistan within the European Union and 5th largest export destination in the world.

He said last year, Pakistan’s exports to Germany stood at 2.5 billion dollars, while imports from Germany were 1.3 billion dollars.

About Afghanistan, the Foreign Minister said Pakistan supports peace and prosperity in the neighbouring country which may contribute to regional stability and connectivity.

He stressed the need for international community to engage in preventing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said the continuing human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the rising tide of Islamophobia across India and risks posed to regional peace and stability were also discussed in their meeting.

He said sustainable peace in South Asia remains contingent upon peaceful resolution of Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with relevant UN resolutions and wishes of Kashmiri people.   

Speaking on the occasion, the German Foreign Minister thanked Bilawal Butto Zardari for extending warm welcome to her on arrival in Pakistan.

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