The Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi of Pakistan called on the Tajik Prime Minister Mr. Qohir Rasulzoda on the sidelines of the 17th Meeting of the Council of Heads of Government Meeting being held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan today. The Foreign Mister congratulated the Tajik Prime Minister for the successful convening of the meeting in the beautiful City of Dushanbe. The Foreign Minister conveyed the greetings and warm wishes of Prime Minister Imran Khan to the Tajik Prime Minister. The two sides discussed issues of bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual concern. Both sides agreed to strengthen and enhance cooperation in the area of trade and investments.
Noting regular political and parliamentary exchanges,the Foreign Minister underlined the importance of closer economic and investment ties and reaffirmed Pakistan's desire for further intensifying bilateral cooperation in all fields, terming Tajikistan as a key partner in the region. The two sides agreed that bilateral security and defence cooperation was developing satisfactorily. The two sides also noted the progress on CASA-1000 project and agreed on fast tracking its implementation.
The Foreign Minister extended an invitation to Prime Minister Qohir Rasulzoda to visit Pakistan at his earliest convenience.
Pakistan was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with the brotherly country of Tajikistan soon after its independence. The bilateral relations between the two countries are based on mutual respect, shared interests and brotherhood and have been growing positively and steadily over the years.
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Government of Pakistan