Positive messages by int'l community will help prevent instability in Afghanistan: PM

Danish FM calls on Premier Imran, praises Pakistan’s role towards climate resilient development

APP October 01, 2021


Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that positive messages and constructive measures by the international community will help prevent instability in Afghanistan and the mass exodus of refugees.

The premier, in a meeting with Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod, who called on him in Islamabad on Friday, said that a “peaceful and stable Afghanistan is vitally important for Pakistan and the region”.

He recalled his earlier conversation with Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Fredericksen, saying they had a fruitful exchange of views on the situation in Afghanistan as well as bilateral relations.

PM Iman stressed the need for the world community’s constructive engagement to prevent humanitarian crisis and economic collapse in Afghanistan and to help build durable peace and stability in the country.

He also underlined that an inclusive political structure is important for the stability of Afghanistan. He expressed satisfaction at the growing cooperation between the two countries.

Pakistan, Premier Imran said, is 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 pime minister’s 10 billion tree initiative and a range of measures taken by Pakistan towards climate-resilient development.

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PM Imran also underscored the significance of mobilising scaled up and predictable international climate finance to support climate actions in developing countries.

Jeppe Kofod conveyed the gratitude of the Danish government for Pakistan’s support and facilitation for the evacuation of their nationals and others from Afghanistan.

He 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.


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