LAHORE - Newly appointed Ambassador of Denmark in Pakistan, Ole Thonke, met Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, yesterday.

Matters of mutual interest, bilateral relations and promotion of cooperation in various sectors including energy were discussed in the meeting. 

Speaking on the occasion, Shehbaz Sharif said that good friendly relations exist between Pakistan and Denmark. He said that Pakistan and Denmark have to further promote ties in trade, economic and social sectors and exchange of trade and industrial delegations of both the countries is utmost necessary.

He said that Wind Power Energy Company of Denmark is working on the project of generation of electricity through wind in Punjab besides Danish Company is working in health sector jointly with Punjab government.

The chief minister said that a conducive atmosphere has been provided for foreign investors in the province. He said that Danish investors can benefit from investment friendly atmosphere in Punjab and Punjab government will provide all out facilities to them in this regard.

Danish Ambassador Ole Thonke said that there are lasting relations between Pakistan and Denmark and both the countries are working in the right direction for the promotion of cooperation in different sectors.

He said that there are vast opportunities for the promotion of trade between both the countries. Cooperation in trade sector between Pakistan and Denmark is of paramount importance, he added. He said that a positive message will be conveyed to the business community of both the countries with the promotion of trade cooperation and bilateral economic cooperation will increase with mutual contacts of business community.

He said that a large number of Danish companies are interested to invest and work on long term projects. Significant measures are being taken for the promotion of trade relations between both the countries, he added.

He said that economic bonds of both the countries will be further strengthened with the exchange of trade delegations. Danish Ambassador thanked the Chief Minister for taking personal interest in the promotion of bilateral relations between Pakistan and Denmark.