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Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Ambassador Dr Mohammad Faisal – Picture by Embassy of Pakistan in Germany.

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany: Pakistan shall open a consulate general in Munich, Bavaria, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi announced in the framework of his visit to Berlin. 

Talking to media personnel in the German capital, Foreign Minister Qureshi said Pakistan and Germany had great prospects for cooperation in trade and investment, and expressed confidence that a new consulate general would expedite matters in this regard. 

The foreign minister said a consul general will be appointed at the Munich mission to supplement the diplomatic efforts of the country’s embassy in Berlin. 

He said Pakistan was committed to properly formulating the Strategic Engagement Plan of Europe and added the country could explore cooperation with Germany, particularly in the areas of information technology, solar energy and electric vehicles. 

He expressed satisfaction that around 5,000 Pakistani students were currently studying at various educational institutions in Germany, adding that the nation’s visionary poet Allama Mohammad Iqbal also studied at an institute in Munich in Bavaria.  

Mr Qureshi said efforts would be made to expand the scope of cooperation in the education sector by engaging the Higher Education Commission so that Germany could become a top destination for Pakistani students. 

The foreign minister also visited the Pakistani embassy in Berlin where Ambassador Dr Mohammad Faisal and other diplomats received him warmly. The Minister reviewed different sections of the embassy, including the consular section, and expressed satisfaction over the facilities, and services provided therein. 

For further information 

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan: https://pakemb.de
Visit of Foreign Minister Qureshi to Berlin (11-13 April 2021): https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/aussenpolitik/maas-qureshi/2453556

Bavarian State Chancellery: https://www.bayern.de/staatskanzlei/staatsministerin-melanie-huml/

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