Islamabad: Kjell-Gunnar Eriksen, Norwegian Ambassador to Pakistan, called on Sardar Masood Khan, President Azad Jammu and Kashmir. During the meeting, various matters of mutual interest were discussed
President Azad Kashmir said that the Pakistani-Kashmiri diaspora community was active in Norway. He added that because of Norway’s progressive educational system, second and third generation Norwegians of Pakistani-Kashmir descent have successfully been integrated into the social mainstream and are doing well both economically and politically. He said that our diaspora community has given us a sense of pride as they have proved themselves as an influential part of the Norwegian social fabric.
President Masood Khan said that Norway has a rich experience in multilateral diplomacy and we as a nation would appreciate its continued contributions towards maintaining peace and security in the world and the region. He also hoped that Norway would also continue its humanitarian support to AJK particularly to the AJK Red Crescent which is effectively working for the welfare of the people.
The Norwegian Ambassador said that they would continue to work towards strengthening ties between Pakistan and Norway and that Norwegian institutions would continue to extend humanitarian support to Azad Kashmir. He also said that the international community should collectively towards the goals of peace and stability in the region and the world.
The President invited the Ambassador to AJK and also said that AJK would welcome Norwegian investors to invest in the tourism and other relevant sectors to help further boost economic activity in Azad Kashmir.