Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad. The Prime Minister recalled his earlier conversation with Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Fredericksen and said that they had a fruitful exchange of views on the situation in Afghanistan as well as bilateral relations.
Prime Minister Imran Khan stated that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan was vitally important for Pakistan and the region. He stressed the need for international community’s constructive engagement to prevent humanitarian crisis and economic collapse in Afghanistan and to help build durable peace and stability in the country. The Prime Minister underlined that an inclusive political structure was important for stability of Afghanistan. The Prime Minister stressed that positive messages and constructive measures by the international community would help prevent instability and mass exodus of refugees.
Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed satisfaction at the growing cooperation between the two countries. He added that Pakistan was committed to further diversify bilateral cooperation in the areas of trade and investment and renewable energy besides increasing people-to-people contacts between the two countries.
There was a detailed exchange of views on Climate Change and the need for concerted efforts by the international community to mitigate its adverse effects. The Danish Foreign Minister appreciated the Prime Minister’s 10 billion tree initiative and a range of measures taken by Pakistan towards climate-resilient development. The Prime Minister also underscored the significance of mobilizing scaled-up and predictable international climate finance to support climate actions in developing countries.
The Danish Foreign Minister conveyed the gratitude of the Danish Government for Pakistan’s support and facilitation for the evacuation of their nationals and others from Afghanistan. Foreign Minister Kofod also reaffirmed Denmark’s commitment to further strengthen bilateral ties and briefed on cooperation between the two countries, including through the proposed Green Partnership Agreement.