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Germany's foreign minister arrives in Pakistan

Other News Materials 8 January 2011 12:41
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle arrived Saturday in Pakistan to discuss relations and the security situation on the Afghan-Pakistan border, a Pakistani foreign office spokesman said.
Germany's foreign minister arrives in Pakistan

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle arrived Saturday in Pakistan to discuss relations and the security situation on the Afghan-Pakistan border, a Pakistani foreign office spokesman said, DPA reported.

Westerwelle landed in the eastern city of Lahore because of fog and poor visibility in the capital, Islamabad, said Intisar Sulehri, deputy spokesman at Pakistan's Foreign Ministry. He was expected to leave for Islamabad later in the day.

The German envoy was to expected to inspect German projects to aid victims of last year's floods during his visit. The worst floods in Pakistan's history affected more than 20 million people and inundated one-fifth of the country. Millions are still homeless.

A German spokesman said Friday that Westerwelle's talks in Islamabad scheduled for Saturday were important because neighbouring Afghanistan could only acquire stability with the help of its neighbours, Pakistan especially.

Germany is also an important trading partner for Pakistan.

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