Monday, November 4, 2013

“Please, open your markets. Invest in Pakistan. Make profits, and help drive our economic development.”

Foreign Minister Westerwelle with Chief Minister
Sharif, State Secretary Herkes of the Federal
Economics Ministry and Stefan Dircks of the
Association of German Chambers of
Commerce and Industry (DIHK)

Said : Chief Minister of Punjab, Pakistan, Shahbaz Sharif (Brother of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif) on October 30, 2013 at the launch of 'Pakistan Days' in Berlin - an event in organized by the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the Pakistan German Business Forum.

According to Germany's Federal Foreign Office, more than 300 participants from Pakistan and Germany gathered at the House of German Business in Berlin to work together on deepening German‑Pakistan trade relations. The discussions centered on the search for new markets and fresh opportunities open to investors and businesses in the two countries.

The German Foreign Minister Westerwelle advised the Government of Pakistan to "continue its reform policy, even if some of the necessary steps will be unpopular, like raising the tax base or restructuring public enterprises.”

Germany is an important market for Pakistan’s businesses selling medical instruments and jewelry as well as textiles and agricultural products.

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