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Danish foreign minister to arrive in Islamabad today: FO

Kofod will also interact with other dignitaries. (Source: Radio Pak)

Kofod will also interact with other dignitaries. (Source: Radio Pak)

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark Jeppe Kofod will arrive in Islamabad today (Thursday) on a two-day (September 30 – October 1) official visit of Pakistan.

According to a statement, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark is visiting Pakistan at the invitation of his counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi. During the visit, Foreign Minister Kofod will also interact with other dignitaries.

The two foreign ministers will also exchange views on the latest developments in Afghanistan and bilateral cooperation,” the statement issued.

The visit of Foreign Minister Kofod will positively contribute to cementing the multifaceted bilateral relationship and enhancing mutual understanding on regional and international issues, the statement maintained.

On September 13, Shah Mehmood Qureshi received a phone call from Danish counterpart Jeppe Kofod and they discussed the latest developments in Afghanistan as well as bilateral relations.

Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod reiterated gratitude for Pakistan’s support on Afghanistan evacuations. Qureshi added that both countries needed to enhance people-to-people exchanges by taking steps to facilitate genuine travellers. He extended an invitation to the Danish foreign minister to visit Pakistan, which he accepted.

This was the third phone conversation between the two foreign ministers in recent weeks. Besides, the Danish prime minister spoke with Prime Minister Imran Khan and State Secretary Steen Hommel met with Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood.

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