Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif noted on Tuesday the positive contributions made by Norwegian technology and telecom companies to Pakistan’s service sector and expressed hope that more Norwegian companies would benefit from the government’s investor-friendly policies in the future.
On the sidelines of the COP 27 Climate Implementation Summit in Sharm El-Sheikh, the premier met with Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stre. The two leaders talked about bilateral relations and shared their perspectives on international and regional issues of mutual interest.
The prime minister emphasized the importance of Pakistan’s long-standing ties with Norway, as well as the need for increased bilateral cooperation in trade, clean energy, education, and technology.
He briefed his Norwegian counterpart on the unprecedented devastation caused by the climate-induced floods that engulfed large swaths of Pakistan earlier this year.
The prime minister thanked the Norwegian government for its critical assistance to Pakistan’s flood relief efforts and emphasized the importance of the two countries working together to address the negative effects of climate change.
The UN-organized COP27 on climate change and the need for sustainable solutions is taking place from November 6 to 18 in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt. Attendees include world leaders, think tanks, heads of governments, and representatives from international financial institutions.
Shehbaz emphasised the importance of the conference’s deliberations involving world leaders, saying they will “shape the future of our struggle against climate change.”
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