Pak­istan, Ta­jik­istan agree to deepen bi­lat­eral re­la­tions

The Gulf Today - Business - - REGION -

ISLAMABAD: Pres­i­dent Mam­noon Hus­sain, who is on a visit to Qing­dao, China, to at­tend the 18th meet­ing of the Coun­cil of Heads of State of SCO Mem­ber States met Emo­mali Rah­mon, Pres­i­dent of Ta­jik­istan on the side­lines of the Qing­dao Sum­mit.

Both lead­ers held in-depth con­sul­ta­tions on mat­ters of mu­tual in­ter­est. They reviewed progress in bi­lat­eral re­la­tions, ex­pressed sat­is­fac­tion on close fra­ter­nal re­la­tions and reaf­firmed their com­mit­ment to fur­ther strength­en­ing ties be­tween the two broth­erly na­tions.

They noted the bi­lat­eral eco­nomic po­ten­tial be­tween Pak­istan and Ta­jik­istan and agreed to make joint ef­forts to sub­stan­tially in­crease bi­lat­eral trade.

The two lead­ers also ex­am­ined the prospects of co­op­er­a­tion in ar­eas of trade and econ­omy, in­vest­ment, cul­ture, ed­u­ca­tion, science & tech­nol­ogy, de­fense and peo­pleto-peo­ple con­tacts.

Re­fer­ring to Pak­istan’s en­ergy re­quire­ments, the Pres­i­dent of Pak­istan stressed early com­ple­tion of CASA-1000 and ex­pressed Pak­istan’s in­ter­est in pro­mot­ing con­nec­tiv­ity with Cen­tral Asia through Ta­jik­istan.

Pres­i­dent men­tioned that Pak­istan looks for­ward to par­tic­i­pat­ing in the 17th meet­ing of Coun­cil of Heads of Govern­ment of SCO mem­ber states which will be held in Dushanbe, Ta­jik­istan in Oc­to­ber 2018. Ta­jik Pres­i­dent ex­pressed his de­sire to fur­ther strengthen broth­erly re­la­tions to en­hance econ­omy, pros­per­ity and well-be­ing of the two na­tions.

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