Pakistan and Tajikistan have agreed to enhance bilateral ties. This sort of agreement was reached in a meeting between President Mamnoon Hussain with President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Tashkent.
According to Tajik Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon expressed confidence that the relations within the SCO further expand opportunities for deepening the comprehensive and regional constructive cooperation of the countries. The Heads of State also reaffirmed their readiness to develop and strengthen ties in the spheres of science; education and culture, which to date have been established at the appropriate level.
The issue of expanding the scope of cooperation of Tajikistan and Pakistan on such regionally important sectors as energy, transport and transit were also discussed. In addition, the implementation of a regional project for the construction of high-voltage transmission line CASA-1000 in Tajikistan was called an important event in the history of cooperation between the two countries. The parties stressed that the use of large resources available will allow in the coming years to increase the volume of trade turnover up to $500 million. During the meeting the sides discussed the topical issues, including the fight against modern threats, such as terrorism, extremism and drug trafficking.
The two Presidents exchanged views on the bilateral relations and also discussed important regional issues. They expressed satisfaction at the steady growth of the Pakistan-Tajik bilateral relations. President Mamnoon Hussain highlighted the importance Pakistan accorded to its relations with Tajikistan. He thanked President Rahmon for Tajikistan’s commitment to the CASA-1000 project and referred to it as a milestone in promoting regional connectivity.
He stated that the excellent bilateral relations between Pakistan and Tajikistan should be translated to stronger economic and trade relations. The two leaders reiterated their resolve to achieve the bilateral trade target of US dollars five hundred million.
The two Presidents exchanged views on the bilateral relations and also discussed important regional issues. They expressed satisfaction at the steady growth of the Pakistan-Tajik bilateral relations. President Mamnoon Hussain highlighted the importance Pakistan accorded to its relations with Tajikistan.
The two leaders emphasized the need to further strengthen cooperation against threats of extremism and terrorism, cross-border organized crime, drugs and human trafficking and other threats to regional and global security.
President Rahmon enquired about the health of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and conveyed prayers and best wishes on behalf of people of Tajikistan for his early recovery. President Mamnoon Hussain thanked President Rahmon for his warm sentiments.