July 03, 2020: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has held a video conference with Danish counterpart Jeppe Kofod and conveyed concern on a temporary suspension of PIA flights into Denmark following the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) decision.
The foreign minister underlined that all necessary steps are being taken by Pakistan to ensure the highest level of flight safety in PIA operations.
During the conversation, Shah Mahmood Qureshi has stressed the need for a review of the decision.
The foreign minister expressed hope that Pakistani nationals would not be subjected to any restrictions or discrimination as and when travel restrictions were relaxed by Denmark.
The two Ministers exchanged views about the socio-economic ramifications of the Pandemic.
The Foreign Minister apprised his Danish counterpart of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s “Global Initiative on Debt Relief” for developing countries. He underscored that coordinated and comprehensive actions were essential to creating fiscal space needed by the developing world to deal with the socio-economic impact of Covid-19 and hoped that Denmark would support the Initiative.
Further, bilateral trade and investment relations and cooperation in green technologies also came under discussion. In this regard, the Foreign Minister thanked Denmark for its support in securing renewal of GSP Plus status for Pakistan in the European Union. The two Foreign Ministers agreed to remain engaged on all matters of mutual interest. Foreign Minister Qureshi invited the Danish Foreign Minister to visit Pakistan once the corona pandemic subsides, which he accepted with pleasure.