Meeting with Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Shahbaz Sharif
On October 13, the Founder of Peace and National Unity — Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, met with the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Shahbaz Sharif in Astana (Kazakhstan) within the framework of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia.
During the meeting, a wide range of issues of cooperation between Tajikistan and Pakistan were discussed.
The President of the country, Honorable Emomali Rahmon, called the meeting a suitable opportunity to discuss the situation and prospects for relations between the two countries, and stated that constant serious attention is paid to the process of meetings and negotiations between Tajikistan and Pakistan at various levels.
The parties exchanged views on the further development and expansion of comprehensive mutually beneficial relations, the further strengthening and deepening of economic, trade and transport ties, the expansion of energy projects, the strengthening of political, defense and military-technical cooperation.
In order to achieve constructive goals, it was recognized as necessary to intensify the work of the Joint Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation, joint working groups on oil and gas, energy, the Joint Council of Entrepreneurs, the Tajik-Pakistani Business Forum, create a Joint Council of companies for the transportation of goods of the two countries.
During the meeting, within the framework of cooperation in the field of security, the parties discussed issues of effective countering terrorism, extremism, drug smuggling and other manifestations of transnational organized crime.
At the end, the President of the country, Emomali Rahmon, invited the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Shahbaz Sharif, to pay an official visit to Tajikistan at his convenience.