ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan H.E. Ismatullo Nasredin met the Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif in Islamabad on Wednesday.
During the meeting, matters related to bilateral Pakistan-Tajikistan defence cooperation besides exploring new avenues of enhancement in defence cooperation were discussed.
The Tajik ambassador assured his government’s commitment and pledged to work with Pakistan to strengthen their bilateral ties.
The minister expressed best wishes for the military and civil leadership of Tajikistan, and its people and highlighted that being neighbors of Afghanistan, both Pakistan and Tajikistan are facing similar security challenges and threats.
Khawaja Asif said that Pakistan believes in peaceful resolution of all issues and appreciates the efforts of Tajikistan in promoting peace and stability in the region.
The defence minister proposed friendly sports competitions between the Armed Forces and display of military band on reciprocal basis on special occasions of both countries.