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Pakistan, Uzbekistan express commitment to revive traditional cooperative partnership

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan and Uzbekistan have expressed commitment to revive the traditional cooperative partnership through improved connectivity.

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At a joint press stakeout with the Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in Islamabad on Thursday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that it is matter of satisfaction that trade between the two brotherly Countries increased by 50 percent in last one year while joint ventures between the business communities of the two Countries enhanced by 5 percent.

The prime minister said that we have decided to resume direct flights between Pakistan and Uzbekistan that will not only improve connectivity but will help promote tourism and trade.

Imran Khan said that rain route with Uzbekistan will help boosting linkages with Central Asian States which will also benefit the war-torn Afghanistan.

The prime minister said that both Countries will jointly produce a film on Mughal Emperor Zahir-ud-Din Muhammad Babur.

In addition, he said that he has shared his narrative on human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) to the Uzbek president.

The prime minister said that the United Nations should fully implement the international law against human rights violations in the IIOJK.

Over Afghanistan issue, the prime minister said that we will be lobbying to unfreeze the assets of Afghanistan. He said that campaign will be launched to devise ways and suggest measures for the recognition of Afghanistan.

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan held a one-on-one meeting with President of Uzbekistan HE Shavkat Mirziyoyev at the Prime Minister’s Office in Islamabad.

The two Countries also signed different Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) including Strategic Partnership and Preferential Trade Agreement.

Others agreements include cooperation in the field television and radio, promotion of pilgrimage tourism, cooperation in the field of environment and climate change, action plan of practical measures in the field of security and cooperation in Railways.

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