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Tajik President arrives on a two-day official visit to Pakistan

Tajik President arrives on a two-day official visit to Pakistan

The president met with Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and discussed matters of mutual importance

Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon, who was invited by the Foreign Minister on behalf of Prime Minister Imran Khan, is on a two-day official visit to Pakistan. Federal minister of industries and production Khusro Bakhtiyar greeted him at the airport on his arrival in Islamabad.  He’s accompanied by a high-level delegation.

FM, Tajik President meet

President Rahmon met with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi as the two discussed matters of bilateral importance. Rahon said that Pakistan is determined to further bilateral cooperation with Tajikistan in diverse fields, including education, housing, infrastructure development, technology, and energy.

Qureshi also added that the two sides have a lot of potential to work in different fields of life including boosting trade. “The two countries have immense potential to expand multi-faceted bilateral cooperation, including trade,” the FM said.

He also emphasized the importance of Tajikistan as a friend. “Tajikistan is important within the context of Pakistan’s vision for closer ties and enhanced cooperation with Central Asia. The vision emphasizes forging deeper trade, investment, energy, security, and people-to-people links”.

During the visit, the Tajik President will meet a number of high ranking government officials including President Arif Alvi. Agreements and MoUs are also expected to be inked during the visit.  

Foreign Policy pivoting towards Asian States

In the last year or so, Pakistan is very actively engaging its Asian counterparts, especially the Central Asian states. Pakistan has generally maintained friendly ties with these countries and it is a well-advised action to further forge them stronger.

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