ISLAMABAD, Oct 1 (Asia Free Press): Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday urged the international community for “constructive engagement” with Afghanistan to prevent ‘humanitarian crisis’ and ‘economic collapse’ in the war-torn country.
Talking with visiting Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod, who met Pakistani premier Khan at his office in Islamabad today, he said that stable Afghanistan is crucial for his country and the whole region, according to a statement issued from the Prime Minister office.
Earlier Prime Minister Imran Khan had received a telephone call from his Danish counterpart, Mette Frederiksen, on August 17 where the two leaders exchanged views on the evolving situation in Afghanistan as well as bilateral relations.
Imran Khan said that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan is crucial for the region and Pakistan in particular.
The Danish Foreign Minister conveyed the gratitude of the Danish Government for Pakistan’s support and facilitation for the evacuation of their nationals and others from Afghanistan.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed contentment at the increased cooperation between the two countries.
“Pakistan 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,” Khan said.
There was also an exchange of views between the two leaders about the looming issue of Climate Change and the necessity for coordinated efforts of the international community to attenuate its harmful effects, according to the statement.
The 10 billion tree initiative and a range of measures taken by Pakistan towards climate-resilient development were appreciated by the Danish Foreign Minister during the meeting.
“Denmark is committed to further strengthen ties and cooperation between the two countries, including through the proposed Green Partnership Agreement,” the Danish Foreign Minister Kofod reaffirmed.