ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The visiting German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier has said that Kashmir dispute cannot be excluded from the dialogue between Pakistan and India.
In a joint press conference in Islamabad on Monday along with the Advisor on National Security Sartaj Aziz, the German foreign minister pointed out there are pressing issues between both the South Asian countries including Jammu and Kashmir.
The minister said that it is important for both Pakistan and India to engage in talks for the resolution of issues.
Moreover, he said that Germany gives importance to its relations with Pakistan.
The Germany foreign minister appreciated Pakistan’s achievements in fight against terrorism. He said that the world recognizes its sacrifices in war against terrorism.
In his remarks, the advisor Sartaj Aziz said that the international community needs to join hands to develop a strategy to counter terrorism.
Sartaj Aziz said that they have a productive meeting and exchanged views on bilateral relations, regional and global issues specially situation in Afghanistan and stalemate in India-Pakistan dialogue.
The adviser said that Pakistan welcomes German investment in various sectors of economy including engineering and renewable energy.
Later, the German foreign minister held a meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad.
During the meeting, matters relating to bilateral and regional interest with particular focus on peace and stability in the region were discussed.