Pakistan, Germany to eliminate terrorism together: PM Nawaz

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BERLIN – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday met German Chancellor Angela Merkel and invited her to visit Pakistan in the coming year. Prime Minister said that Pakistan and Germany will work together to root out terrorism,

Angela Merkel expressed the resolve to strengthen economic ties with Pakistan. She also hoped that the dialogue between Indian and Pakistan will improve.

Sharif and Merkel talked to a joint media conference after the meeting. Prime Minister said that Germany desires to invest in the energy sector in Pakistan and that the German Chancellor has assured of full cooperation to end the energy crisis in Pakistan.

Nawaz Sharif said that Germany is playing key role towards international peace under leadership of Angela Merkel. He said that he is thankful to German Chancellor for cooperation in the war against terrorism.

He said Pakistan and Germany will root out terrorism from Pakistan together.

German Chancellor said that the discussion with Nawaz Sharif was beneficial, adding that Germany wishes to support Pakistan in various sectors. She said that bilateral relations between Pakistan and Germany will be promoted.

She said Pakistan and Germany are desirous of peace in Afghanistan.

Merkel congratulated Malala Yousafzai for winning the Nobel Peace Prize, saying that Yousafzai is face of Pakistan.

Prime Minister said that he awaits German Chancellor to visit Pakistan next year.

Prime Minister was given an auspicious welcome upon arrival at the Chancellor House with guard of honour and national anthems.

2014-11-12

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