Denmark’s trade minister eyes opportunities in pakistan

September 29, 2014 Off By Web Desk

Islamabad: Denmark’s Trade and Development Minister, Mogens Jensen, has expressed great potential for increased trade between Pakistan and Denmark.

According to Minister Jensen “Pakistan demands knowledge, technology and innovative solutions in sectors such as energy, water, health, food products and agriculture.

These are areas where Danish companies have particularly strong competences. Increased cooperation can lead to sustainable development in Pakistan as well as growth and jobs in Denmark”.

The ministers’ statements came in response to a delegation visit of seven Pakistani companies which visited Denmark last week. During their week-long road-trip, the Pakistani companies visited several leading Danish companies in areas such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, and water technology. They were introduced to Danish technology and discussed potential business opportunities,said a statement of the Denmark Embassy here Tuesday.

The Director of EMR Consult, Mr. Farhat Ali, took part of the delegation. On his return to Pakistan he said that the visit was extremely fruitful and relevant.

“We have held very promising discussions with some of the leading Danish wind energy companies. Denmark is a frontrunner in renewable energy, so it has indeed been a valuable experience to witness on ground the excellent progress and technology offered by Danish companies.

We will now pursue the possibilities of working together by offering competitive and technology driven solutions to customers with a blend of off-shore supplies and services with local value addition”.

Ms Fiza Farhan, Director of Buksh Energy Pvt Ltd, also participated in the trip. She described the trip as extremely well executed and said that it could be a “revolutionary step for Pakistan to adopt the renewable energy solutions offered by Danish companies”.

She also encouraged other countries to get inspiration from the way Denmark had organized this trip with the aim to further bilateral trade relations between our countries.

The delegation visit was arranged by the Danish Embassy in Islamabad and sponsored through Danida Business Instruments, which is a new business facility available to Pakistan through the Government of Denmark. The Danida Business Instruments is part of the Danish development aid and aims to transfer Danish technology and knowledge to developing countries through commercial activities and partnerships.

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