Pakistan determined to enhance bilateral cooperation with Tajikistan: Qureshi


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan is determined to enhance bilateral cooperation with Tajikistan in diverse fields including education, housing, infrastructure development, technology, and energy.

Talking to the visiting President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon in Islamabad on Wednesday, the foreign minister said that the two Countries have immense potential to expand multi-faceted bilateral cooperation including trade.

The foreign minister said that it is welcoming that the leadership of both Pakistan and Tajikistan has been endeavoring to further strengthen the bilateral ties.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that the timely completion of important projects like CASA-1000 will help establish an energy corridor between South Asia and Central Asia.

The foreign minister apprised the Tajik president about Pakistan’s reconciliatory efforts and its fruits in Afghanistan. He said that Pakistan will continue its efforts for regional peace and stability.

Qureshi said that Pakistan believes that durable peace in Afghanistan is inevitable for the progress and prosperity of the region. He said that Tajikistan’s efforts for peace in Afghanistan are also commendable.

The Tajik President Emomali Rahmon thanked the foreign minister and the Pakistani leadership for the warm welcome and hospitality.

Earlier in the morning, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon reached Pakistan on a two-day visit at the invitation of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The Minister for Industries and Production Khusro Bakhtiar received the visiting dignitary at Nur Khan Airbase.

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