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Germany extending all potential help to assist flood-hit Pakistan: envoy

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German Ambassador to Pakistan Alfred Grannas has stated that Berlin is extending all potential help to the flood victims, saying the nation has donated 28 million euros in flood help up to now.

“We have various small and big projects going on to help the flood victims directly,” he stated whereas talking on Express News’ programme Expresso.

The envoy stated the German flag was not seen within the flood-affected areas as a result of the nation is giving most of its help to massive charity organisations such because the UN and the Red Cross.

Regarding world local weather change and its affect on Pakistan, the German ambassador emphasised the necessity for adapting to local weather change “because it is a fact that climate change cannot be completely stopped. We have to adapt to climate change”.

“We have to try not to increase the temperature by more than two degrees. There is only one solution, and that is renewable energy sources. We will always need energy but we have to develop renewable energy sources,” the envoy added.

Expressing his views on ladies’s function in Pakistani society, the envoy inspired the participation of girls within the workforce saying that it could possibly convey constructive change to society.

“There are very few women working in the offices. All these educated women are wasting their quality education. If all these women contribute to the workforce, it will bring positive changes to Pakistani society. This can further improve the relations between Germany and Pakistan,” he added.

Also learn: Germany to supply one other €1m of aid provides for flood victims

While talking in regards to the pupil alternate programme and Pakistani college students, who’re prepared to check in Germany, the envoy stated: “The German Academic Exchange Service offers a number of scholarship programmes. But these scholarship opportunities are only for students. There are also public universities, that do not charge fees. Every student should know this”

Expressing views on commerce ties between the 2 nations, Grannas stated: “I want to tell you here that the German Chamber of Commerce has recently inaugurated the Pakistan Desk. The businessmen of both countries will benefit. This is a great opportunity for German companies who want to do business in Pakistan, as well as Pakistani companies who want to invest in Germany. With the establishment of this desk, not only the commercial volume will increase but also the product quality will increase.”

Speaking about cultural alternate initiatives, he stated Germany has two official cultural institutes in Pakistan – one in Karachi and one other in Lahore. Apart from this, the envoy stated the German embassy in Islamabad additionally hosts varied cultural actions.

“The German growth marketing campaign has one purpose which is to unfold consciousness in any nation or society to deal with its inhabitants. Such as well being care administration, renewable power sources, Generation, administration, vocational coaching, human rights, and so forth. The German Development Cooperation works on these items. Our purpose is to not educate anybody something, however to let you know from our personal expertise how one can enhance these items. “

Sharing his ideas on Pakistani meals and the locals, the ambassador stated: “I am very calm here in Islamabad. I have been here for a month. Now I am introducing myself to the people here. The weather of Pakistan and the people here welcomed me warmly. Pakistan is a very great country. Except biryani, I don’t like anything else here..”

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