Martin Kobler – the German Ambassador to Pakistan – has made a name for himself and won over Pakistanis since his arrival, mostly through his social awareness campaigns on Twitter. Moreover, his tweets also suggest that the Ambassador takes social issues – such as environment and climate change – seriously creating awareness among Pakistanis.
A quick glance at his tweets also suggests that the diplomat keeps an eye on all major developments taking place in Pakistan and does not shy away from voicing his constructive opinion. Pakistanis believe that the German diplomat, through his Public Diplomacy, has played a major part in promoting a peaceful image of Pakistan.
Below are some of his important tweets since his arrival:
Ambassador Kobler shared his appreciation for Pakistan’s beautiful landscapes on the World Tourism Day yesterday:
Its #WordTourismDay!I ♥to travel allover your country!#Pakistan offers so much breathtaking #nature & so hospitable people.Important to provide security and infrastructure also to attract more german and other foreign tourists.Look at the photos!Just stunning!#BeautifulPakistan pic.twitter.com/RywlFkX9bl
— Martin Kobler (@KoblerinPAK) September 27, 2018
In April this year, he shared photos of the restored Khaplu palace in Gilgit Baltistan, promoting the region’s tourism:
— Martin Kobler (@KoblerinPAK) April 10, 2018
In June this year, he tweeted his support for water conservation in the country amid concerns for sever water shortage in the coming years:
using a bucket to save water while washing my car!! #pakistan ranks third amongst countries facing water shortage. one major reason is excessive use! 100 liters wasted washing a car with running tap water.. many ways to #SaveWater in our daily life! #SaveWaterforPak pic.twitter.com/mUEJJpSQkP
— Martin Kobler (@KoblerinPAK) June 1, 2018
so many ways to #SaveWater! lots of people leave the water running while brushing their teeth. using a cup with water instead can save a few Liters every day! #SaveWaterforPak pic.twitter.com/nnuKGIp3Sf
— Martin Kobler (@KoblerinPAK) June 7, 2018
In another Tweet, in July, the diplomat shared his appreciation for the Tourist Facilitation Center at Chitral Airport during his Shandur trip:
what a nice start to my #shandur trip! the tourist facilitation center at #chitral airport registered us and provided information about the area. great service that makes the region more tourist friendly! pic.twitter.com/LrstqtWK7A
— Martin Kobler (@KoblerinPAK) July 10, 2018
The diplomat has also encouraged Pakistanis to recycle their waste:
Remember we started recycling our waste with #PappuRecyles? The people were eager to learn about it too, especially the children. Join the movement! What are other embassies doing?@TomDrewUK @SwedeninPK @usembislamabad @JFCautainEU #ThrowbackThursday #GoGreenPakistan pic.twitter.com/GpmK3LIEpc
— Martin Kobler (@KoblerinPAK) September 20, 2018
Finally, in June, the Ambassador not only thanked the Pakistani followers for their support on Twitter, but also extended a personal invitation to his 40,000th follower:
Wow!! woke up and saw that we are more than 40K now. big thanks for showing so much interest and love!! you guys make me feel so welcome in #pakistan! @jawadjlc you’re my follower # 40.000! Thanks & please let me know next time you come to ISB. I’d like to invite you to tea! pic.twitter.com/4f71RYstFb
— Martin Kobler (@KoblerinPAK) June 5, 2018
It is not surprising that most Pakistanis are in love with Martin Kobler:
I love Martin Kobler!! https://t.co/t9txRHtpqE
— Haider Azhar (@HaiderAzhar) July 21, 2018
Martin Kobler has promoted Pakistani food, culture and tourism more than any other Pakistani.
— Kalim Khan (@Kallerz37) July 3, 2018
Will never forget Martin Kobler even after he leaves Pakistan. Has there ever been a Western ambassador who treated common Pakistanis like human beings? Even his tweets on water crisis and trash reflect a person who is invested in Pakistan for his stay. That's good diplomacy.
— Hamza (@wingsforus) September 26, 2018
Thank you Martin Kobler for taking the interest and highlishting this.I closely follow you and appreciate all your sincere efforts in highlighting outstanding natural beauty in Pakistan, abroad. Wildlife, art and culture Pakistan has to offer to tourists.
— farrah raja (@farrahraja) September 25, 2018
— Mehmood Jan Babar (@MehmoodJan1) September 26, 2018
Love you Mr Martin Kobler ❤❤❤
The man who is realy portraying the real image of Pakistan which is of loving, peaceful nation..
One day really want to meet this man and salute him….
— Dr Rizwan Akram (@rizwanakram151) August 14, 2018