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Afghan govt must ensure fundamental rights to its citizens: Danish FM

The Foreign Minister of Denmark, Jeppe Kofod has said that the government in Afghanistan should ensure fundamental rights to its citizens.

According to media reports, the Danish Foreign Minister has made these remarks while addressing a joint news conference along with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi after their delegation level talks in Islamabad on Friday.

During the meeting, both sides have agreed to make joint efforts to further strengthen the bilateral relationship in diverse fields, including energy and trade. They have also discussed in detail the situation in Afghanistan.

On the occasion, Jeppe Kofod has said that Pakistan and Denmark have a long and strong bilateral relationship and they plan to strengthen it further in areas of trade and energy. He said Pakistan played a responsible role for peace in the region, particularly in Afghanistan. He also thanked Pakistan for its support in evacuation of foreigners from Kabul.

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While anwering a question regarding Kashmir, he said Pakistan and India should find a peaceful solution to the issue through dialogue.

In his remarks, the Pakistani Foreign Minister has said that both the countries have an upward trajectory of bilateral relations. However, he said, a lot needs to be done to further enhance the bilateral cooperation.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi further stated that the two sides discussed ways to put in extra efforts to increase bilateral trade and attract more investments into Pakistan. He said cooperation in renewable energy and advantages of enhanced parliamentary interaction were discussed.

FM Qureshi has thanked the Danish Foreign Minister for support on GSP Plus status for Pakistan. He said he shared with the visiting dignitary Pakistan’s perspective on the Afghan situation and the regional security situation.

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