Home - Berlin Embassy Profiles

Contact the Embassies

The Embassy of Pakistan


Address: Schaperstrasse 29, 10719 Berlin

Tel.: +49 (0) 30 212 442 99

E-mail: parepberlin@mofa.gov.pk, 



The Ambassador

Amb. Saqlain Syedah

Ambassador Saqlain Syedah represents the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Berlin, Germany, with her tenure beginning in September 2023. She was born in 1967.

Her diplomatic career is extensive. She joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1993. Throughout her service, Ambassador Syedah has held several significant positions at the headquarters, including Section Officer (Canada & Latin America / UN) in 1995, Assistant Director of Economic Coordination between 1997 and 1998, and Deputy Director roles in various departments from 2001 to 2004.

Her expertise in regional affairs was further recognized with her appointment as Director of Iran, Turkey, and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization from 2010 to 2012, followed by Director of Mission Services and subsequently as General and Additional Secretary of West Asia until 2019. She also served as the permanent representative of UNEP and UN-Habitat.

Abroad, her diplomatic assignments have taken her from Jakarta, Indonesia, as 3rd and 2nd Secretary (1998-2001), to Ottawa, Canada, as 2nd Secretary (2004-2007), and then to Kyiv, Ukraine, as 1st Secretary & Counselor (2007-2010). In Beijing, China, she served as Counselor Minister and Deputy Head of Mission from 2012 to 2016. Most recently, from 2019 to 2023, she held the esteemed position of High Commissioner in Nairobi, Kenya, accredited to Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, Eritrea, and Somalia.

Ambassador Syedah's academic qualifications include a Master's in Foreign Affairs & Trade from Monash University, Australia, obtained in 1997. Her educational background has underpinned a career with strategic insight and a nuanced understanding of international relations.
As Ambassador to Germany, Ambassador Saqlain Syedah continues to advance Pakistan's interests and strengthen diplomatic ties between the two nations. Her career is a testament to her commitment to serving Pakistan and promoting its stature on the world stage.

Divorced, with two daughters.



Germany is keen to see stable and democratic development in Pakistan and for Germany to play a constructive role in the region. To mitigate the effects of the flood disaster in Pakistan in late summer 2014, the Federal Government has made available a total of more than EUR 6 million, bringing the total volume of federal budget funding for humanitarian aid projects in Pakistan to nearly EUR 12 million. The relief measures are implemented by German non-governmental organisations and international organisations such as the United Nations Refugee Agency and the World Food Programme.

In the 2014 calendar year, Germany’s bilateral trade with Pakistan stood at EUR 2.07 billion. German exports to Pakistan were worth EUR 806.2 million and German imports from Pakistan EUR 1.27 billion. Pakistan’s principal exports to Germany are textiles, leather goods, medical instruments, Basmati rice and jewellery. Pakistan’s main imports from Germany are chemical products, machinery, electrical goods, motor vehicles and iron goods. With its Technical and Financial Cooperation measures, Germany is supporting the Pakistani government’s key reform projects, such as the Fiscal Pact and the National Energy Policy, as well as the implementation of Pakistan’s obligations to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In addition, Germany provides assistance to both Afghan refugees in Pakistan and internally displaced Pakistanis who were forced to leave their homes temporarily as a result of the Pakistani army’s military offensives against the insurgency.

The geographical focus of German development cooperation with Pakistan is in the north and west of the country (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, FATA), with individual measures also being implemented in Baluchistan, Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan and AJK (Azad Jammu and Kashmir). Pakistan is one of the first of Germany’s partner countries to benefit from innovative development funding instruments. Well-established and effective academic and scientific exchange has for many years featured prominently in cultural relations between Germany and Pakistan.