Danish FM praises Pakistan’s key role in Afghan evacuations

Minister of Foreign Affairs Denmark Jeppe Kofod Friday called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa here at General Headquarters (GHQ).

Danish Foreign Minister appreciated Pakistan’s role in Afghan situation including successful evacuation operations, efforts for regional stability, said an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) media release.

He also pledged to further improve cooperation with Pakistan at all levels.

Speaking on the occasion, the COAS said that Pakistan valued its relations with Denmark and earnestly looked forward to enhancing mutually beneficial multi-domain relations based on common interest.

During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security, current situation, and collaboration and partnership in Humanitarian measures in Afghanistan were discussed.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi last month said that Pakistan extended complete assistance in the evacuation of diplomatic staff of various counties, personnel of international institutions, and media representatives from Kabul after the Taliban takeover of Afghan capital.

“Today, the world is appreciating Pakistan for its active, functional and positive role in the evacuation process”, he added.

The Foreign Minister expressed these views during a meeting with Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pakistan International Airline (PIA) Air Marshal Arshad Malik here at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Foreign Secretary Sohail Mehmood was also present in the meeting during which the matters relating to the assistance extended by Pakistan in the evacuation process from Afghanistan were discussed.