German Unity Day 2022
The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Islamabad celebrated German Unity Day
today. On 3 rd October 1990, East and West Germany were formally reunified after being
separated for 41 years. Since then, Germans have been living together in one country and
growing ever closer as one people.
In his address, recently appointed German Ambassador to Pakistan, Mr. Alfred Grannas,
reiterated Germany’s strong support for Pakistan in the aftermath of this year’s tragic
monsoon floods. With more than 56 million euros provided so far Germany continues to be a
major donor to flood relief efforts. The heartbreaking fate of millions of families who have
lost their loved ones, their homes, and livelihoods is a stark reminder that climate change is
today’s biggest challenge and that we must work together to ensure the future of generations
The chief guest of the evening, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs, H.E. Sardar Ayaz
Sadiq, congratulated Germany on its national day and underlined the strong ties between both
This year German company Siemens is celebrating its 100 th anniversary. On the reception,
Country representative Mr. Markus Strohmeier emphasized that Siemens Pakistan stands as a
great example of Pak-German friendship taking forward our ambition to support and create
new business models to explore countless opportunities in Pakistan’s economic development
and transformation for a better tomorrow.
Dignitaries and high officials from political, military, diplomatic, economic and humanitarian
sectors attended the event. Following the speeches the chief guest joined the ambassador in
the cutting of a cake bearing both the German and the Pakistani flags.
Stalls of German organizations like GIZ, KfW, BGR, Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus and
political foundations showcased Germany’s multifaceted engagement in Pakistan. The
sponsors of the event, Metro, Siemens and Siemens Healthineers also presented their work in
Pakistan in video and stalls. The Peshawar based group Khumariyaan gave a musical
performance. In line with the 70 th anniversary of bilateral relations between Germany and
Pakistan celebrated last year, commemorative coins were presented.