Islamabad, 15 February 2023 (TDI): Deputy Foreign Minister of Norway, Erling Rimestad met with Foreign Secretary of Pakistan, Dr. Asad Majeed Khan today.

The topics of investment, maritime, climate, and higher education cooperation were discussed during the meeting. It is pertinent to note that this year, Pakistan and Norway are celebrating 75 years of diplomatic ties.

Pakistan-Norway ties

Pakistan and Norway enjoy cordial and mutually beneficial ties where the latter helps the former with its development, especially in the fields of governance and education.

Norway has made a small but significant contribution to the documentation and preservation of Pakistan’s cultural heritage.

One of Norway’s largest immigrant communities is made up of Pakistanis. Most Pakistanis living in Norway are from the Punjab province of that country and are concentrated in Oslo and Drammen.

Also, in the Queen Maud Land region of Antarctica, which Norway has claimed, Pakistan maintains a research station. Moreover, Pakistan has an Embassy in Oslo, while Norway keeps a Consulate in Lahore and an Embassy in Islamabad.