Pakistan, Denmark agree to further strengthen bilateral ties in diverse fields

Pakistan, Denmark agree to further strengthen bilateral ties in diverse fields

Islamabad (Web Desk): Pakistan and Denmark on Friday agreed to make joint efforts to further strengthen the bilateral relationship in diverse fields, including energy and trade.

Addressing a joint news conference along with his Danish counterpart Jeppe Kofod following the delegation-level talks in Islamabad, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan and Denmark have an upward trajectory of bilateral relations, however, a lot needs to be done to further enhance the bilateral cooperation.

He said the two sides discussed ways to put in extra efforts to increase bilateral trade and attract more investments into Pakistan.

The foreign minister said that cooperation in renewable energy and advantages of enhanced parliamentary interaction were discussed.

FM Qureshi thanked his Danish counterpart for support on GSP Plus status for Pakistan.

He said that he shared with the visiting dignitary Pakistan's perspective on the Afghan situation and the regional security situation.

Speaking on the occasion, Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod said that the two countries have a long and strong bilateral relationship and they plan to strengthen it further in areas of trade and energy.

He said Pakistan is an important country to security and stability in the region. He said Pakistan played a responsible role for peace in the region, particularly in Afghanistan.

“The two sides discussed in detail the situation in Afghanistan,” he said, adding that the government in Afghanistan should ensure fundamental rights to its citizens.

The Danish foreign minister thanked Pakistan for its support in evacuation of foreigners from Kabul.

To a question regarding Kashmir, Jeppe Kofod said that Pakistan and India should find a peaceful solution to the issue through dialogue.