ASTANA, Kazakhstan: Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif held a meeting with President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon on the sidelines of the 6th Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Kazakhstan’s Capital Astana on Thursday.
The prime minister updated the Tajik president on the rehabilitation work being undertaken by his government in the aftermath of the catastrophic floods in the Country.
The prime minister stressed the need to make joint efforts to cope with the rising danger of climate change induced natural disasters.
The Tajik President Emomali Rahmon assured him of Tajikistan’s continued support in this regard including dispatch of an additional convoy of trucks carrying essential flood relief items.
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Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif recalled his meeting with the Tajik president on the sidelines of SCO Summit at Samarkand last month, and expressed satisfaction over the steadily increasing bilateral engagement in diverse areas.
Both the leaders agreed on further increasing high-level contacts, inter-parliamentary ties and technical level meetings to further promote substantive cooperation.
The prime minister underscored the need to boost cooperation in the energy sector.
It was agreed to work together for early completion of CASA 1000 project, which would be a harbinger of future energy corridors with Central Asia.
The prime minister, while highlighting the importance of promoting connectivity in the region, emphasized upon the expansion of cooperation in the field of road transport and air links.
Shahbaz Sharif reiterated Pakistan’s readiness to provide access to Tajikistan to Gwadar and Karachi ports.
The two leaders also discussed regional and global issues of mutual interest and agreed on the need to work together to strengthen peace, stability and security in the region.
Both sides also agreed to strengthen their engagement for fostering greater economic cooperation, particularly in the areas of trade, energy and connectivity.