Islamabad, January 9, 2014: The Ambassador of Denmark, Mr. Jesper M. Sorensen, in the present day known as upon Mr. Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker of Nationwide Meeting
Through the assembly, Ambassador Sorensen burdened that Parliament just isn’t solely the very image of Pakistan’s democracy, but additionally in conserving authorities accountable as elected representatives on behalf of the individuals.
The Ambassador welcomed the newly established Pakistan-Denmark Parliamentary Friendship Group which is able to promote and deepen pleasant relations between the 2 democratic nations.
The promotion and consciousness of democracy, human rights and gender equality proceed to be key components within the Danish help to Pakistan. Ambassador Sorensen additionally shared that as a part of Denmark’s newly launched USD 50 million growth programme, help will now be offered to provincial assemblies within the areas of laws, coverage and funds oversight, and for the nationwide human rights system and capacities to advertise and shield human rights. The Ambassador burdened that the continued dedication and cooperation of the Parliament and assemblies are important to consolidate the democratic course of in Pakistan.
Referring to Pakistan’s position within the area, Ambassador Sorensen said that “Pakistan is a key participant – additionally within the world battle in opposition to terrorism and extremism. We are able to always remember the horrible sacrifices terrorism and extremism have inflicted on this nation.” Along with its growth cooperation programme, Pakistan can be a part of Denmark’s regional peace and stabilization programme that addresses points corresponding to border management and counter-IED.
Lastly, the Ambassador said that Denmark desires to extend commerce relations between Denmark and Pakistan. The Ambassador shared that the Danish Embassy is now actively engaged in creating partnerships between Danish and Pakistani corporations. Pakistan can reap the benefits of the Danish competencies and merchandise in areas corresponding to renewable vitality, vitality effectivity, life science, and agriculture.