German Parliamentarians call on Shahbaz Sharif

Nov 30, -0001

LAHORE: A representative delegation of German parliament called on Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

The delegation was headed by Chairperson of Parliamentary Committee on Economic Cooperation & Development Ms. Dagmar G. Wohrl.

German Ambassador Cyrill Nunn was also present on the occasion.

Matters of mutual interest, strengthening of bilateral relations and promotion of cooperation between the two countries in various sectors were discussed in the meeting.

The Chief Minister offered German delegation to make investment in a 1000 megawatts solar power project in Punjab.

The delegation expressed keen interest in the project.

Talking to the German delegation, the Chief Minister said that there were strong friendly and trade relations between Pakistan and Germany adding that Germany was a big trade partner of
Pakistan.

He said that Germany played an important role in the grant of GSP Plus status to Pakistan which had resulted in increase in Pakistan's exports in textile and garments sector.

However, he said, there was a need for promoting economic and trade relations between the two countries.

Shahbaz Sharif said that Germany made tremendous progress in every sector especially in the field of technology.

He said that Punjab government completed a 100 megawatts solar power project with its own resources at Quaid-a-Azam Solar Park Bahawalpur in a record period and it has started energy production.

He said that services of a German consultant were acquired for the solar project while solar panels had been provided by China. - APP

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