Pakistan, Tajikistan agree to upgrade bilateral relations to long-term strategic partnership

Pakistan and Tajikistan have agreed to upgrade the bilateral relations to the level of a long-term strategic partnership.

According to the Joint Statement on the establishment of strategic partnership between the two countries, Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Emomali Rahmon at a meeting in Dushanbe underscored that the strategic partnership will create a sustainable foundation for the development of long-term relations between the two countries.

The two leaders expressed satisfaction over the growing mutually beneficial political, trade, economic, scientific, technical, and cultural cooperation between the two sides.

They underscored the importance of expansion of mutually beneficial economic and trade cooperation, improvement of investment, and trade environment between the two countries.

They also reiterated their resolve for timely completion of the “CASA-1000” power transmission project.  The parties expressed their readiness to expand cooperation in transport.

They particularly noted the importance of the construction of railways and highways from Tajikistan to Karachi and Gwadar seaports of Pakistan and the need for integration of Tajikistan with regional transport projects.

The two leaders expressed satisfaction with the steady development of cooperation between Tajikistan and Pakistan in the fields of security and defense.

Pakistan, Tajikistan sign various agreements, MOUs

Pakistan and Tajikistan have signed various agreements and Memoranda of Understanding for cooperation in diverse areas including trade, investment, banking, tourism, information, and broadcasting, etc.

Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Emomali Rahmon witnessed the signing of documents at a ceremony held after holding the one-on-one meetings and delegation-level talks in Dushanbe.

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Advisor to PM on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, and Pakistan’s Ambassador in Dushanbe Imran Haider and their counterparts from Tajikistan signed the documents on behalf of their respective countries.

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