Pakistan and Germany have agreed to increase cooperation in information and communication technology sectors.

The understanding was reached during a meeting between Federal Minister for Information and Communication Technology Syed Amin Ul-Haq and German Ambassador to Pakistan Bernhard Schlagheck on Wednesday.

Amin al-Haq during the meeting said that Pakistan highly values ​​its relationship with Germany and wants to enhance cooperation between the two countries in the field of information and communication technology. He said that steps are being taken to realize the vision of Digital Pakistan.

He said that his ministry is taking concrete steps to develop the country’s ICT sector, so export transfers for information and communication technology rose by 40% to $ 958 million in the period July-2020 to December-2020.

He called on German information and communication technology companies to invest in Pakistan as the investment conditions in Pakistan are favorable.

The German ambassador praised the role of the Minister of Information Technology in developing the Pakistani ICT sector.

The meeting was also attended by Secretary of Information and Communication Technology Shoaib Ahmed Seddiqi.

In addition, Syed Amin ul-Haq held a virtual meeting with Doreen Bogdan Martin, Director of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) -BDT, to discuss issues related to telecommunications connectivity and services.

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