Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs

*Foreign Minister’s telephone call with Norwegian Foreign Minister Ms. Ine Eriksen Søreide*

Islamabad : Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi had a telephone call with Foreign Minister of Norway Ine Eriksen Søreide. Matters relating to bilateral, regional and international importance including Afghanistan and Covid-19 situation were discussed. The two Foreign Ministers also exchanged views on enhancing cooperation in diverse sectors such as trade, investment and clean energy.
The Foreign Minister appreciated the growing business relations between Pakistan and Norway and expressed satisfaction at Norwegian investment in Pakistan. The Foreign Minister of Norway appreciated the role of Government of Pakistan in facilitating the signing of solar power project between Scatec and Nizam Energy. She also lauded the constructive role of Norwegians of Pakistani origin in the economic development of Norway.
On Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Qureshi underscored that there was no military solution to the conflict. The Foreign Minister briefed his Norwegian counterpart on Pakistan’s positive contribution to the Afghan peace process and expressed the hope that the Afghan leaders would seize this historic opportunity to secure an inclusive, broad-based and comprehensive political settlement.
Pakistan highly values its relations with Norway which is home to one of the largest Pakistani diasporas in Europe. The telephone call between the two Foreign Ministers was part of the regular high-level exchanges between the two sides.