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Norwegian Constitution Day celebrated

ISLAMABAD, MAY 18 (DNA) – Ambassador of Norway Tore Nedrebo hosted a garden party at his residence to celebrate the Constitution Day of Norway.

Ambassador Tore in his brief remarks on the occasion said relations between Norway and Pakistan are growing with the each passing day.

He also made a mention of Norwegians of Pakistani origin who have been contributing reasonably to Norwegian economy. The ambassador also welcomed those Norwegians of Pakistani origin who were in Pakistan to attend the Constitution Day celebrations.

He said, bilateral relations are close and excellent. There are several reasons for this. The large Pakistani diaspora in Norway, counting some 40,000 individuals, means there is a lot of exchange between the two countries and considerable awareness of Pakistan in Norway. Our current foreign minister visits Pakistan practically every year, and even the prime ministers meet regularly.

 There could be more trade, but because of the mobile telephone operator Telenor, Norway was in fact the second biggest source of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Pakistan in the fiscal year ending June 2016.

Telenor is the no. 2 mobile operator in Pakistan, with a subscriber base of nearly 40 million.

Meanwhile the Norwegian and Pakistani people sang national anthems of Norway and Pakistan. Pakistani band played folk tunes as well, which added color to the event.=DNA


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