Danish FM hails Pakistan’s role in smooth evacuation from Afghanistan

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Denmark’s Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod, who arrived at the Islamabad International Airport on a two-day visit through a special chartered flight on Saturday, says his country has appreciated Pakistan’s role in effectively and smoothly evacuating different nationals from Afghanistan.

He said Denmark would be monitoring the Taliban to see whether they match their words with their deeds on various issues, including protection of women and minority rights. He, however, stated that helping the Afghans was also of prime importance to ensure that there was no humanitarian crisis.

During his meeting with his Pakistani counterpart, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, the Danish FM pointed out that Pakistan has immense importance in the region. For the past 70 years of diplomatic ties, Pakistan and Denmark have worked together for climate change, sustainable trade, and renewable energy. He said his country was considering employing more staff at their embassy in Pakistan for undertaking projects related to energy cooperation. He also praised Pakistan for his drive to plant trees and for the protection of the environment.

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