Pakistan Tajikistan agree to enhance trade volume

Qingdao: President Mamnoon Hussain met his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon on the sidelines of the Qingdao Summit on Saturday. Both leaders held in-depth consultations on matters of mutual interest. They reviewed progress in bilateral relations and expressed satisfaction on close fraternal ties.

During the meeting they noted the bilateral economic potential between Pakistan and Tajikistan and agreed to make joint efforts to substantially increase trade volume between the two countries.

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

Referring to Pakistan’s energy requirements, Mamnoon Hussain stressed early completion of CASA-1000 and expressed Islamabad’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 this year.

Tajik President expressed his desire to further strengthen brotherly relations to enhance economy, prosperity and well-being of the two nations. The two leaders also reiterated their commitment for regional peace and stability.

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