Germany allocates €45 million for projects in Pakistan
Germany has pledged €45 million to Pakistan for the initiation of new bilateral cooperation projects, focusing on areas such as climate and energy, economic development, social protection, and population policy issues. The agreements on technical development cooperation stem from a longstanding and trusting partnership between the two nations, as stated in a press release by the Economic Affairs Division on Wednesday. These newly commissioned projects align with Germany’s development cooperation themes, including climate and energy, sustainable economic development, health, social protection, and population policy. Both ongoing and new projects operate synergistically with a holistic approach, aiming to address complex global challenges like climate change and the inclusion of vulnerable groups such as women and youth effectively. The signing ceremony for the €45 million agreements was attended by Secretary for Economic Affairs Dr. Kazim Niaz and German Ambassador to Pakistan Alfred Grannas.
Officials from both countries emphasized the significant efforts made over the past decades, highlighting the positive impact of German development cooperation in various sectors. Ambassador Grannas expressed confidence in the successful cooperation, stating that the German-Pakistani development partnership has made a tangible difference in the country. Secretary Dr. Niaz also expressed gratitude for the strong support received in technical development cooperation, affirming the government’s commitment to furthering collaboration towards a sustainable future in Pakistan.