Pakistan intends to boost ties with Norway: PM

PM Nawaz says Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Norway


Web Desk July 07, 2015
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meets Crown Prince of Norway Prince Haakon on the side lines of the Oslo Summit on Education and Development in Oslo, Norway on July 7, 2015. PHOTO: PID

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday Pakistan intends to expand ties with Norway.    

“Pakistan wants to continue cooperation with Norway in various fields,” the premier said in a meeting with Norwegian Foreign Minister of Borge Brende in Oslo.

Further, Nawaz said Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Norway as the two countries extend support to each other at various international fora.

Read: PM Nawaz leaves for Norway to attend Oslo Summit

The Norwegian foreign minister lauded the premier’s commitment to education and said there were about 35,000 Pakistanis living in Norway contributing towards prosperity of the country.

The premier also extended condolences on the death of Norwegian Ambassador Leif H Larsen in the tragic helicopter crash in Naltar.

Read: Naltar crash: Foreign delegations arrive to receive bodies

PM Nawaz also attended a reception hosted by the Norwegian foreign minister in the honour of visiting heads of delegations.

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