ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s new Ambassador to Germany, Dr Muhammad Faisal, has officially taken over diplomatic responsibilities in Berlin.
The ambassador presented his letter of credence to German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. The ceremony was held on Monday at the official residence of German President known as Schloss Bellevue.
According to a statement, the ambassador conveyed good wishes from Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Arif Alvi to the German head of state.
The German president welcomed the ambassador and assured him of all possible support in strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries.
In a brief encounter with the president, the ambassador hoped that his tenure would be useful in German-Pakistan relations on solid footings.
The German President Steinmeier welcoming the envoy to Berlin and assured him strong ties between both country,
Dr Faisal arrived in Germany last month but delayed the issuance of diplomatic credentials due to the coronavirus oubreak.
Germany is Pakistan’s most important trading partner in the European Union, and stable relations are essential for Pakistan’s economic development.
Earlier this year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel invited Prime Minister Imran Khan to pay an official visit to Germany during a brief meeting during the World Economic Forum in Davos.