ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari invited his German counterpart to visit Pakistan. A lot of important matters including Afghanistan’s crisis are scheduled to discuss. The trip cuts short because the German foreign minister gets Covid positive today.
German foreign minister Annalena Baerbock arrived yesterday at the special invitation of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. Newly appointed Pakistani foreign minister is very keen to keep its allies happy and satisfied. Two day trip of minister was to discuss important stuff including Afghanistan’s ongoing condition as well.
She also called Prime Minister Shahbaz Shareef to discuss bilateral interests. Germany is Pakistan’s ally for more than 70 years old. Both countries proved their friendship from time to time. However, This trip is to conduct delegation-level talks on the entire range of bilateral matters and exchange views on regional and global issues.
“Germany is a valued partner of Pakistan, both bilaterally and in the context of the European Union. The two countries have long-standing, cordial relations marked by mutual respect and close cooperation. The two sides attach special importance to strengthening bilateral cooperation in diverse fields, including trade and investment, energy, defense, and people-to-people contacts.” A statement by Foreign Affairs department during an interview.
Covid Positive test
The visit of the German foreign minister is part of regular high-level exchanges between the two countries and is expected to impart further boost to the multi-faceted Pakistan-Germany relationship. But a sad news came from minister department. German foreign minister tested positive for covid-19.
She cuts short her trip to Pakistan effective immediately. Moreover, she quarantined herself in her hotel room. All the necessary steps taken to keep her safe and sound. It is not clear whether she gets the virus here, or that she carries it here from Germany. However, she expressed her deepest sadness to cut short the trip. She considers this trip to be a breakthrough between both countries for future better decisions.