Islamabad, 4 October 2023 (TDI): The 12th Round of Pakistan-Norway Bilateral Political Consultations (BPC), held in Islamabad, marked a significant milestone in the diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Norway.

Ambassador Muhammad Saleem, AS (Europe), led the Pakistani delegation, while the Norwegian delegation was led by Vebjorn Dysvik, Director General, Department for Regional Affairs, representing Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The meeting provided an opportunity to reflect on the progress achieved since the previous consultation held in 2021.

The constructive discussions during the meeting were aimed at enhancing cooperation and exploring new avenues for collaboration in various sectors.

The two sides reviewed progress made since last BPC, and reaffirmed to further strengthen cooperation in areas including investment, shipping, climate change, renewable energy and higher education.

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Norwegian side, being a key investment partner of Pakistan was also briefed on the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC), recently established by the Government of Pakistan and was invited to explore investment prospects arising out of the Council.

The discussions at the 12th round of Pakistan-Norway bilateral political consultations underscored the importance of forging strategic partnerships in today’s global landscape.

Both parties remain dedicated to fostering strong diplomatic ties and continuing the dialogue on matters of shared interest.

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