Pakistan and Denmark sign exclusive ‘Green Partnership’ accord

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  • Pakistan and Denmark have agreed to establish a ‘Green Partnership’ by working on various sectors.
  • The two sides discussed the entire range of bilateral ties, including political-economic, trade, investment, renewable energy, green technology, and education.

Pakistan and Denmark have agreed to explore fresh avenues of cooperation in green technologies by establishing a ‘Green Partnership.’

This understanding was achieved during the second session of bilateral political consultations between Denmark and Pakistan held virtually on Wednesday.

Pakistan’s side was led by the Special Secretary for Europe Dr. Aman Rashid, while Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs Ministry of Denmark Christina Markus Lassen headed the Danish side.

The two sides reviewed the entire range of bilateral ties, including political-economic, trade, investment, renewable energy, green technology, and education.

Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs Ministry of Denmark, Christina Markus Lassen. (The Daily Star/ Hasan Shaaban)

Dr. Amin Rashid briefed the Danish official on measures being taken by Pakistan to contain the second wave of Covid-19 and the efforts being taken to safeguard lives and livelihoods.

Dr. Amin shared deep concern over the continuing military siege in Indian-occupied Jammu & Kashmir. He said that Indian action to alter Kashmir’s demographic structure is a clear violation of the pertinent UN Security Council resolutions and international law, including the 4th Geneva Convention.

Dr. Amin also shared concerns regarding the rise of Islamophobia.

He emphasized that the right to freedom of expression should be utilized with responsibility and should not be exploited for political gains by denigrating religion or religious figures, which hurt other communities’ sentiments.

The two sides also assessed the state of affairs in Afghanistan in the context of recent developments.

The Pakistani side reaffirmed that Islamabad would continue to support the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process as part of shared responsibility for durable peace and security in Afghanistan.

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