NNI

DRESDEN

Pakistan’s Ambassador to Germany, Syed Hasan Javed called on the First Mayor of Dresden, Dirk Hilbert at the Town Hall here today and exchanged views on the bilateral relations between Pakistan and Germany.

He briefed the First Mayor about the present status of Pakistan’s economy, potential areas open for foreign investment ant its natural and human resources yet to be explored. He sought city government’s support and cooperation to promote relations between Dresden and Pakistan in the field of higher education, renewable energy and industrial machinery.

He said that Pakistan with its excellent demographic ratio of youth and geographical location was poised to become one of the best growth points in Asia in the near future.

Hilbert gave an overview of the history of the city, which was totally destroyed in the Second World War and its reconstruction in the post war era.

He said that the city government of Dresden would extend all support to the Embassy in establishing contacts with the large industrial units, Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (SMEs) and educational institutions based in the State of Saxony.

It was agreed in the meeting that the Pakistan Mission would organise a Pakistan Business Day conference in Dresden, the capital of Saxony State with the cooperation of the city government and the Dresden Chamber of Commerce and Trade in near future showcasing the potential areas of cooperation and investment to the business and industrial community of the Saxony State.

Later on, the Ambassador visited the offices of the Dresden Chamber of Commerce and Trade and called on its Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Detlef Hamann.

He also briefed him about the present status of Pakistan’s economy and the various steps being taken by the Federal Government to accelerate the development pace in the socio-economic sectors of Pakistan.

Dr. Detlef Hamann assured the ambassador that his organisation would extend all necessary support and facilitate the holding of a proposed Pakistan Business Day Conference in Dresden.