ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon after his arrival in Islamabad on Wednesday.
Qureshi welcomed the visiting dignitary on a two-day visit to Pakistan and discussed issues of bilateral interest.
Building on historic and cultural commonalities between the two Countries, he hoped for positive and fruitful outcomes from the current visit.
Very pleased to welcome President of Tajikistan, H.E. #EmomaliRahmon to 🇵🇰 visiting on the invitation of PM @ImranKhanPTI. Thanked Pres. Rahmon for co hosting Heart of Asia Istanbul Process conference & shared our commitment to further strengthening 🇵🇰 🇹🇯 bilateral relations. pic.twitter.com/ae2Xm2bASo
— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) June 2, 2021
The foreign minister expressed satisfaction on the upward trajectory of bilateral ties and shared that Pakistan desires to promote multifaceted cooperation with Tajikistan in all spheres including political, trade and economic, defence and security, education and cultural contacts.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi elaborated Pakistan’s efforts for enhanced engagement with Central Asian Countries to build a result-oriented, sustainable and long-term partnership through its “Vision Central Asia” policy.
The foreign minister also highlighted the aspect of regional connectivity and integration as its important components and underlined shortest access to the sea for Central Asian States through our ports.
The foreign minister also underlined the importance of peace and stability in Afghanistan in the advancement of regional connectivity.
The Tajik President Emomali Rahmon later had tête-à-tête with Prime Minister Imran Khan, followed by delegation-level talks.
The two sides also signed a number of agreements and memorandums of understandings (MoUs) for deepening bilateral cooperation in diverse fields.