Copenhagen, 31 August 2022 (TDI): Pakistan and Denmark signed the Green Framework Engagement Agreement, on Wednesday.

The Agreement was signed by the Ambassador of Pakistan to Denmark, Ahmad Farooq, and by Denmark’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Lis Rosenholm, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

Green Framework Engagement Agreement

The agreement is underpinned by the mutual interests, high ambitions, and shared visions of the two countries in a sustainable future for the planet including through private sector engagement and public-private partnerships.

In addition, the Green Framework Engagement will mark the first step in creating stronger collaboration in areas such as climate change mitigation and adaptation. Moreover, it will provide a pathway to a just and sustainable green transition.

Relations between Pakistan and Denmark

The two states established their diplomatic ties in the early years of Pakistan’s independence. The first Danish representative arrived in Pakistan in 1949.

While, in November 1976, Pakistan opened its first Ambassador-level resident Mission in Copenhagen.

Moreover, Pakistan and Denmark enjoy good and friendly bilateral relations in all areas of mutual interest, including trade and investment, climate change, and renewable energy.

Further, the Pakistani Diaspora living in Denmark strengthens people-to-people ties. Further, Pakistan and Denmark also closely coordinate on regional as well as international issues.

Apart from this, they have annual trade of more than 250 million US dollars. Moreover, Denmark also assists Pakistan through its Danish Energy Transition Initiative (DETI).

Through this initiative, the country provides technical assistance to Pakistan’s Ministry of Energy in the areas of planning long-term energy scenarios and integrating renewable energy into the existing grid.

The signing of the Green Framework Engagement Agreement will contribute to further strengthening of close cooperation between the two states.

Pakistan is looking forward to benefiting from Danish expertise to build its capacity for dealing with the consequences of Climate Change.