Pakistan, Tajikistan agree to promote economic, trade relations

The two sides also affirmed their resolve to enhance mutual collaboration in the multi-lateral fora including the UN, SCO, ECO, and CICA


Pakistan and Tajikistan have agreed to further promote their economic and trade relations.

The understanding came at delegation level talks between the two countries in Dushanbe on Wednesday.

Pakistani side was led by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in the talks whilst the Tajik side by its Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin.

Later addressing a joint news conference along with the Tajik counterpart, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said both the sides have agreed to reactivate joint working groups to promote cooperation in different fields.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said there are a lot of opportunities for enhancing bilateral trade and investments between the two countries. We need to encourage our entrepreneurs and businessmen to visit each other and explore the opportunities for cooperation. He said Pakistan will extend maximum facilitation to the businessmen from Tajikistan.

Expressing satisfaction over the defense cooperation, the Foreign Minister said Pakistan is ready to further assist Tajikistan to build its military capabilities. He said we welcome more officers from Tajikistan into the military institutions and Foreign Service Academy of Pakistan.

The Foreign Minister said both the countries have significantly enhanced their relations and this trajectory must be maintained.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi expressed commitment to CASA 1000 project saying Pakistan desires its timely completion. He said the project will benefit the region.

He also extended an invitation to the Tajik President and the Foreign Minister to visit Pakistan.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi visited the monument of the founder of the Tajik Empire Ismail Samani, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan today (Wednesday).

He laid flowers wreath at the memorial to pay tribute to Ismail Samani.

Foreign Secretary Sohail Mehmood, Pakistani Ambassador to Tajikistan Imran Haider and senior officials were also present.


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