Press Release – Dr. Jasper Wieck, Germany’s Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan

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Press Release
Dr. Jasper Wieck, Germany’s Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan
May 24, 2022

The Centre for Afghanistan Middle East and Africa (CAMEA) at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) hosted an in-house meeting with  Dr. Jasper Wieck, Germany’s Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan. He was accompanied by Dr. Bernhard Schlagheck, Deputy Ambassador of Germany to Pakistan and Christian Böttcher, First Secretary Political and Economic. At the German Embassy in Pakistan.

During the meeting, the situation in Afghanistan was discussed at length and the delegation was briefed extensively by Ms. Amina Khan, Director CAMEA about Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan as well as the regional perspectives on the issue. There was an exchange of views regarding the grave humanitarian crisis, economic challenges, women’s rights, border management issues and counterterrorism issues in Afghanistan, and the urgent need to remain engaged with the political dispensation in Afghanistan to avert a breakdown of the state.