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Pakistani diaspora is playing active role in development of Norway: Mr Kjell-Gurnar Erikson

Arif Qureshi

Islamabad: Mr. Kjell-Gurnar Erikson, Norwegian Ambassador to Pakistan said that Pakistani diaspora is playing very active and constructive role in development of Norway. He said that Pakistanis are making a mark in different fields of life. He expressed these views while meeting with Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani at the Parliament House on Friday.

Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani on the occasion said that Pakistan highly values its relations with Norway and desires to strengthen its relations in all spheres especially in political, economic and educational fields. Chairman Senate informed the Ambassador that steps are being taken for promotion of game of football in Pakistan. He said assistance and support from Norwegian experience in the game would be welcomed to benefit the local football associations.

Norwegian envoy on the occasion assured his cooperation in this regard while appreciating the initiative of the Chairman Senate. He said that football associations of the two sides can be engaged with each other to promote the game of football in Pakistan. Ambassador informed that Chairman Senate expressed his well wishes to the Envoy.

Chairman Senate underscored the need for high level visits and parliamentary exchanges to deepen bilateral cooperation as well as to develop understanding for each other’s on important global and regional developments. Chairman Senate observed that parliamentary friendship groups can play a robust role in bringing two nations more closer. Regarding investment, the Chairman said that Norway has been a promising partner for investment and development cooperation in Pakistan. He stressed the need to enhance trade volume from its current level.

Chairman Senate also briefed the Ambassador about the situation prevailing in Indian Occupied Kashmir.

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