Senate Defence Committee Holds meeting with defence, foreign relations committees of Germany

Islamabad: The Senate Defence Committee led by its Chairman, Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, visited Berlin and had good meetings with the Defence and Foreign Relations Committees of the German Parliament, says a press statement posted on the official website on Sunday.

The delegation also visited the SWP, German Institute for International Politics, the leading think tank of Berlin, as well as the Chief of the German Government Task Force on Afghanistan & Pakistan, Ackerman.

During the delegation’s visit, Senator Mushahid Hussain lauded the role of Germany as the “leader of the Europe, which has demonstrated vision and will to resolve pressing issues including defusing the confrontation with Syria and helping in the rapprochement with Iran”. He also urged for a similar role of Germany in Afghanistan, promoting peace and reconciliation as well as capacity-building.

In an interaction with the German Parliamentarians, Senator Mushahid Hussain called for the establishment of Pakistan-German Parliamentary Friendship Group to institutionalize the relationship between the two parliaments adding that Germany’s role in helping Pakistan’s getting GSP Plus from the European Union was very commendable and highly appreciated by all the political parties in Pakistan.

In order to promote trade relations between Pakistan and Germany, Senator Mushahid Hussain proposed for the establishment of German-Pakistan Joint Chamber of Commerce which would facilitate bilateral contacts between the two countries.

He also supported Germany playing a pro-active role in Pakistan’s industrial sector and economy particularly in solar energy, science and technology, education and textiles.