PAKISTAN-DENMARK BILATERAL RELATIONS
Diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Denmark were established soon after Pakistan got independence. Pakistan opened its Ambassador level resident Mission in Copenhagen in November 1976. Government of Denmark upgraded their Mission in Islamabad to the Ambassador’s level in September 2004. Pakistan’s ties with Denmark have remained friendly. There has been exchange of visits at the Government level between Pakistan and Denmark.
On Commercial side major exports By Denmark to Pakistan include machinery, parts, medical & pharmaceutical products, vegetable fats, chemicals, metals, medical and surgical instruments. Major Imports by Denmark from Pakistan include vegetable materials, fabrics, textiles, garments, surgical instruments, hosiery, sports goods, and carpets.
There are around 52 Danish companies with business interests in Pakistan. To name a few they include A.P. Møller/Maersk, F.L. Smidth, Beirholm, Eldan Recycling, Haldor Topsoe, Sanovo Technology, Borch Textile group, Wernerfelt Textile Company, Select A/S and KMC) are running profitable operations in Pakistan`.
The Pakistani community, approximately 35,000 strong, is the fourth largest immigrant community in the Kingdom. Most Pakistanis arrived in Denmark in the early 1970s, when migration was allowed freely. One ethnic TV and two radio channels and a few monthly magazines in Urdu are also run by the Pakistani community. Pakistan origin community has prominent part in promotion of friendly ties between both countries.
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