Pakistan signs Green Framework Engagement pact with Denmark

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Pakistan on Wednesday signed the much-awaited Green Framework Engagement Agreement with Denmark in the Danish capital.

The agreement was signed by Pakistan’s Ambassador to Denmark, Ahmad Farooq and his Denmark’s counterpart in Islamabad Lis Rosenholm.

The Green Framework Engagement was to be signed in the presence of Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari but after he called off his Europe visit at the last minute due to flood disaster situation in Pakistan the agreement was signed between the ambassadors of the two countries.

The agreement is underpinned by the mutual interests, high ambitions and shared visions of the two countries in a green and sustainable future for the planet including through private sector engagement and public-private partnerships.

Ambassador Farooq termed the agreement as the first step in creating stronger collaboration in areas such as climate change mitigation and adaptation, and a just and sustainable green transition.

Following the conclusion of the Framework Engagement a Joint Plan of Action will be finalized between the two countries containing specific activities of collaboration, he said.

Pakistan is keen to benefit from Danish expertise to build its capacity for dealing with the repercussions of Climate Change. The current floods in Pakistan, which have been induced by climate change, underscore the need for increasing such cooperation between the developed and the developing countries.

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