ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had a telephone call with his Norwegian Counterpart Ine Eriksen Søreide, and discussed matters relating to bilateral, regional, and international importance including Afghanistan and the COVID-19 situation.
The two foreign ministers also exchanged views on enhancing Pakistan-Norway cooperation in diverse sectors such as trade, investment and clean energy.
The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi 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 the government of Pakistan in facilitating the signing of a 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, Qureshi underscored that there was no military solution to the conflict.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi 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.