APP15-10 ISLAMABAD: December 10 - German Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Ambassador Sabine Sparwasser called on Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan at Punjab House. APP

ISLAMABAD, Dec 10 (APP): German Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Ambassador Sabine Sparwasser called on Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan here on Thursday.
German Ambassador Ina Lepel and other senior officials from the two sides were also present in the meeting.During the meeting, Pak-German bilateral relations, mutual
cooperation between the two countries, Pak-European Union (EU) Re-admission Agreement and regional situation was discussed.

At the outset of the meeting, the German Special Representative congratulated the Government of Pakistan for holding successful ‘Heart of Asia’ Conference which she said reflected government’s commitment to play its role towards peace, stability
and development in Afghanistan and the region.

The minister welcomed Ambassador Sabine Sparwasser’s appointment as Special Representative hoping that she would be instrumental in not only further strengthening bilateral ties of the two countries but her efforts would also result in greater role of
Germany towards promoting peace and development in the region.

Nisar Ali Khan said that Pakistan values its friendly relations with Germany and wants to further strengthen these ties in all possible areas and at all levels for the mutual benefit of the two countries.

Discussing Pak-EU Re-admission Agreement, the interior minister called for German support towards the efforts that Pakistan is making to check illegal immigration and human trafficking.

He said that the government is committed to take strict action against human traffickers and against those who facilitate illegal movement of the people. Equally important for us is to ensure that our people are dealt as per law in the foreign lands, he said.

The new policy vis-a-vis international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) also came under discussion.  The minister reiterated that the new policy is aimed at further strengthening partnership between the government and International NGOs.

Ambassador Sabine Sparwasser said that Germany values its friendly relations with the Government and the people of Pakistan and wants to further the existing equation in all possible areas for the mutual benefit of the two countries and this region.