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Trade barriers with Denmark to be removed: Sheikh Rashid

Sheikh Rashid

ISLAMABAD: Trade barriers between Pakistan and Denmark would be removed, a senior government official said.

Talking to Ambassador of Denmark Lis Rosenholm, who called on him, Federal Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid Ahmed emphasised the need to cement relations between both countries and also discussed other issues of mutual interests, including bilateral relations.

The Danish ambassador said there was a need to enhance cooperation in the fields of trade and tourism in the bilateral relations and wished for lasting peace in Afghanistan and valued Pakistan’s efforts, a statement issued here said.

Ambassador Lis Rosenholm said that a bilateral green agreement between Pakistan and Denmark would be signed soon, adding that the green agreement would expand trade relations between the two countries.

Sheikh Rashid said that the relations with Denmark would further be enhanced, Pakistan would benefit from Denmark’s high expertise in various fields and trade barriers between Pakistan and Denmark would be removed.

Pakistan would continue its efforts for lasting peace in Afghanistan, as Afghan citizens, especially children and women were in dire need of livelihood, he said, adding that the international community should help and assist Afghan citizens on the basis of humanitarian sympathy.

The minister said Pakistan has provided assistance to more than 100,000 Afghan people in safe evacuation. Sheikh Rashid said there was a concern of human famine in Afghanistan due to the lack of resources.

Senior officials of the Ministry of Interior and members of the staff of the Danish Embassy were also present in the meeting.

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