ISLAMABAD, Prime Minister’s Adviser on National Security Dr Moeed Yusuf Wednesday during a meeting of Secretaries of the National Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member-states presented Pakistan’s perspective on the regional situation and the role of the organization.
During the meeting held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, a joint protocol was also signed by the national security advisers of the member states, said a press release.
On the sidelines of the meeting, Dr Moeed Yusuf also held a bilateral meeting with his Russian counterpart. The Russian adviser especially invited Dr Yusuf to visit Russia.
Azerbaijan, Pakistan need to focus strengthening bilateral cooperation in trade, Defence & Security: Dr Moeed
National Security Adviser (NSA) Dr Moeed Yusuf Tuesday said Tajikistan and Pakistan needed to pay special focus on strengthening bilateral cooperation in the areas of trade, transport, connectivity, energy, defence and security.
He held a bilateral meeting with Secretary of Security Council of Tajikistan and NSA Nasrullo Mahmudzoda in Dushanbe, said a news release received here.
Dr Moeed said Pakistan and Tajikistan shared the longest borders with Afghanistan and therefore needed to cooperate closely for regional peace and security.
He highlighted that Pakistani seaports including Gwadar offered the most economic and efficient route to Tajikistan for its connectivity with the outer world through sea.
He extended felicitations to his Tajik counterpart on assumption of Shanghai Cooperation Organisaton (SCO) chair and best wishes for successful organization of 16th meeting of Secretaries of the Security Councils of SCO Member States as well as upcoming 20th Anniversary of SCO Summit in Dushanbe in September later this year.
Both sides expressed satisfaction at the excellent bilateral ties between the two brotherly countries and reiterated their resolve to further deepen and diversify these ties for mutual benefit.
In the meeting, Tajik Secretary of Security Council, Mahmudzoda expressed gratitude on behalf of his government for Pakistan’s continued assistance in humanitarian and technical spheres including provision of trainings for capacity building of Tajik servicemen.
Mahmudzoda said bilateral ties between Pakistan and Tajikistan were flourishing day by day and the recent visit of Tajik president to Pakistan had added yet another impetus to these ties.
He remarked that it was first bilateral meeting held by Tajik side for any visiting foreign dignitary in the newly built building in Presidential Complex in Dushanbe.
The two NSAs resolved to maintain the regular contacts for further boosting the bilateral ties.
In the meeting, NSA Dr Moeed Yusuf was accompanied by Pakistan’s Ambassador to Tajikistan, Imran Haider. The meeting was held in a very frank and friendly atmosphere.
ational Security Adviser Dr Moeed Youssef met with his Russian counterpart Nikolai Platonovich Patrushev in Tajikistan at the sidelines of the 16th meeting of the Secretaries of the Security Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states being held on June 22, 23, said a media release here received.
The two sides pledged to further deepen and diversify Pak-Russia relations. However, the matters pertaining to regional security situation and prevailing situation in Afghanistan was also discussed during the meeting.
The Russian counterpart extended a special invitation to National Security Adviser Dr Moeed Yusuf to visit Moscow.
Comments are closed.