ISLAMABAD - Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Friday said that Pakistan had no hidden agenda in Afghanistan and was only interested in a peaceful and stable disposition there. Addressing a joint press conference with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle after holding talks at the Foreign Office here, Hina Rabbani Khar said the onus lied on the Afghan people and it would be up to Kabul if they wanted Pakistans supportive role or not. We are part of the solution in Afghanistan and ready to play our due role in improving peace, security and development there, she added. She said there was a tendency of negative narrative against Pakistan regarding the Afghan issue and added that the mistrust was more readily available in newspapers than behind the closed doors negotiations. She said Pakistan was being made a 'scapegoat in the Afghan crisis and was being criticised without any justification. She said Pakistan was committed to make all-out efforts to maintain trust and added We have been pursuing Afghan brothers and are waiting for their signals in this regard. The Foreign Minister, while giving details about the bilateral talks, said the parleys were very constructive and positive. She said bilateral relations had been improved substantially in the last few years. Hina said there was tremendous improvement in trade between the two countries as its volume had risen to 2.2 billion dollars, which was in favour of Pakistan. She said investment from Germany to Pakistan had also increased and Germany was now the fifth largest foreign investor. She appreciated the support of Germany at the European Union (EU) for concessions and more access to EU markets for Pakistani products and now the matter would be finalised by the World Trade Organisation. She said the two countries discussed to further improve the cooperation in the energy sector, especially renewable energy. Referring to Bonn Conference, Hina said Pakistan would continue to play a constructive role in Afghanistan. German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said he discussed with Foreign Minister Hina Khar the Afghan issue and Pak-German bilateral relations. He said Germany was ready to cooperate with Pakistan and working together for the development of economy as an equal partner. He said it was his second visit to Pakistan during this year and it provided an opportunity to express solidarity and cooperation for the affected people of floods as Germany wanted sustainable development of Pakistan. Guido Westerwelle said the meeting was fruitful in terms of concrete discussion on several issues, including cooperation in energy, education and technical training. He said Germany wanted to strengthen bilateral ties in diverse areas, including vocational training and education of youth. He said during the last two years, Germany came out of the economic crisis successfully and one of the important reasons in this regard was a segment of vocational trained people in the society. He said Germany would work with Pakistan not only on strategic issues but also at people-to-people level. The German Foreign Minister highlighted the importance of energy sector, which, he said, needed to be intensified in the interest of coming generations. He thanked Hina Rabbani Khar for accepting the invitation to attend the Afghan Conference in Bonn on December 5 and said the moot would be helpful in resolving the Afghan issue and improving its development. He said Pakistan was playing a very important role in Afghanistan and the idea of Bonn Conference was to dwell upon the process of transition in the worn-torn country. He said Germany would not forget Afghanistan and the region, and added that peace in Afghanistan was in the interest of the country and its neighbours. The German Foreign Minister expressed sympathies with the families of victims in Pakistan, who lost their lives in the fight against terrorism. He said no country should be tolerant to violence and intolerant attitude adopted by the extremist elements. Replying to a question about any achievement of international forces in Afghanistan, the German minister said there should be a political solution to the Afghan problem and added that the forces should remain there to protect the development projects and to train the Afghan security forces. We will be supportive to a political solution of the Afghan problem, he added. The German minister said We are in Afghanistan to protect our own countrys security and this is the only agenda of the German government and there is no hidden agenda.