- PM Imran Khan expresses Pakistan’s resolve to forge closer ties with Uzbekistan
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev will pay a two-day official visit to Pakistan from March 2 to 3, 2022.
During his visit, the Uzbek president will discuss ways with Pakistan leadership to improve bilateral economic and trade relations and also will sign various bilateral trade agreements.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan Sardor Umurzakov called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Tuesday.
The prime minister underscored the close fraternal relations between both Countries and expressed Pakistan’s resolve to forge closer ties with Uzbekistan in all spheres covering trade, agriculture, energy, and people-to-people contacts.
The prime minister said that he was looking forward to the visit of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Pakistan in March 2022.
While emphasizing that regional connectivity and integration is the cornerstone of economic growth and development, the prime minister reiterated Pakistan’s strong commitment to the Trans-Afghan Railway project.
Prime Minister Imran Khan underlined the importance of security and stability in Afghanistan for advancing connectivity agenda leading to regional prosperity. He also reiterated the urgent need to address the humanitarian and economic challenges in Afghanistan to alleviate human sufferings.
The prime minister underscored the importance of resumption of direct air flights between Lahore and Tashkent to enhance tourism, business linkages and people-to-people contacts.
Imran Khan also stressed on finalizing all pending bilateral MoUs and Agreements, particularly the Preferential Trade Agreement.
The Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister Sardor Umurzakov conveyed greetings for the Prime Minister Imran Khan from the Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.