ISLAMABAD - As many as seven Pakistani companies will spend a week in Denmark to seek new partners and business opportunities. The companies are engaged in the sectors of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

During their stay in Denmark, they will meet prominent Danish companies within areas such as wind energy, water technology and solar energy and participate in site visits that show-case the most relevant Danish technologies

Danish Embassy in Islamabad said a in a statement issued here that the programme was being carried out in collaboration with the Confederation of Danish Industries headquartered in Copenhagen.

“I am excited that we are organising this match-making trip for Pakistani companies to come to Denmark. The real potential for trade between our two countries is significantly higher than the current trade volume of around $425 million”, Ambassador of Denmark, Jesper Moller Sorensen Earlier this year, the Danish government decided to make a new business facility available to Pakistan, Danida Business Instruments, which is part of the Danish development aid. The commercial consular at the Danish Embassy explained that the facility aims to transfer Danish technology and knowledge to developing countries through commercial activities and partnerships between companies from our two countries.

“We see this as a great tool to help create closer business ties between our two countries, and thereby creating jobs and growth in Pakistan”, he added.

Participating in the trip are representatives from the following Pakistani companies: Creative Electronics & Automation, Associated Textile Consultants, Dynamic Engineering & Automation, EMR-Consult, Buksh Energy, Tesla Industries and Hafeez Ghee & General Mills Pvt. Ltd.

Ms. Fiza Farhan, Director of Buksh Energy Pvt. Ltd stated that “We are excited that we will have the opportunity to meet a range of companies in Denmark. Danish companies are known for their efficient technology and their high-end solutions” According to Ambassador Sorensen, the addition of a new commercial counselor to the Danish Embassy, Assar Qureshi, reflects an increasing interest from Danish companies who are interested in doing business in Pakistan.

Qureshi parents emigrated from Pakistan a generation ago. “Qureshi is a Dane of Pakistani origin, who is extremely well-qualified and brings with him extensive experience from the financial sector as well as central government in Denmark. He adds tremendous value to our work to increase commercial ties”, said Ambassador Sorensen.