TASHKENT, Uzbekistan: The Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar Ul Haq Kakar held a bilateral meeting with the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev on the sidelines of the 16th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) being held in Tashkent from November 8-9, 2023.
The leaders exchanged views on deepening bilateral cooperation in a range of areas including political, trade, economic, security, defence, and connectivity.
Expressing satisfaction at the growing level of bilateral cooperation, the prime minister stressed the importance of sustaining the momentum.
Kakar underlined that the recent operationalization of Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) and Transit Trade Agreement (UPTTA) would boost bilateral trade and transit trade in addition to streamlining Economic Cooperation Organization Trade Agreement (ECOTA).
The two leaders reiterated their resolve to finalize the Strategic Partnership Agreement at the earliest to promote regional economic integration and reaffirmed their commitment to play an active role for regional connectivity.
They also reaffirmed commitment to the early completion of Uzbekistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan railway project.
Prime Minister Anwaar Ul Haq Kakar and the Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev discussed on the ongoing humanitarian situation in Gaza and other regional and global developments.