Pakistan, Denmark sign $50m framework programme


THE NATION, ISLAMABAD, 01st OCTOBER 2013:- Pakistan and Denmark on Monday signed a framework programme amounting to $50 million to mark the start of a new programme cycle, 2013-2016.
Danish Ambassador to Pakistan Jesper M Sorensen, and Ms Nargis Sethi, Secretary Economic Affairs Division, signed the framework on behalf of their governments at a signing ceremony here.
The Framework Programme is an integral part of Denmark’s engagement in Pakistan underpinning political dialogue and strengthening bilateral ties.
The program consists of two main components, first is support to peace building, livelihoods and education in Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan and second is to nhance democratisation, human rights and gender equality channelled through statutory bodies and civil society organisations.
It may be added that major part of the programme is to support the ongoing programmes where Pakistan already has ongoing agreements with international institutions, such as UNICEF and World Bank. Agreements will be made with the World Bank, UNICEF and reputable and registered Civil society organisations
Secretary EAD appreciated the continued Danish cooperation for rehabilitation of crisis affected areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Federally Administered Tribal Areas, being in line with the present government policy of looking after the militancy affected and underdeveloped areas of Pakistan.
The Danish Ambassador appreciated the support of the Government of Pakistan and reiterated Denmark’s commitment for enhanced bilateral relations through the development cooperation and other activities, including trade.

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