Namangan & Lahore agreement opened a new era of Uzbekistan and Pakistan ties: Furqatbek Akhmed Sidiq

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Islamabad: Pakistan and Uzbekistan has signed a landmark agreement to enhance bilateral relations in the different fields including trade, economic and cultural. Uzbekistan ambassador to Pakistan Mr Furqatbek Akhmed Sidiq along with Mayor of Namangan city Mr. Shavkat Abdurazaqov visited Lahore and signed a historical Partnership Agreement between Namangan and Lahore. According to agreement Namangan and Lahore are declared sister cities. Commenting on the agreement Uzbek envoy to Pakistan said this agreement has opened new era of Uzbekistan and Pakistan relations.

Uzbekistan ambassador to Pakistan Mr Furqatbek Akhmed Sidiq said a very fruitful meeting held with Tourism Development Corporation (TDC) of Pakistan in Lahore. Both countries have a very big potential on boasts of tourism. Pakistani side highly evaluated readiness of Uzbek Government to renovate Shalimar garden in Lahore. The Uzbek specialists will visit in October to inspect the project.

Memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Archeological Department Punjab and Mayor Office Namangan was signed to enhance cooperation in the fields of tourism and culture.

During the visit of Lahore Mayor of Namangan Mr. Shavkat Abdurazaqov also held a meeting with Governor of Punjab province Mr. Chaudhary Muhammad Sarwar at Governor House Lahore. Governor of Punjab and Mayor of Namangan highly evaluated increase of bilateral trade for three times in 2018 and its continuously dynamic in this year. It was stressed that both countries have lots of similarities especially in faith, history, traditions and culture. Both sides were agreed on important of further strengthen on win-win business relations, especially in the fields of trade and investments.

Mayor of Namangan city invited Governor of Punjab to pay official visit to Uzbekistan.



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