PM Imran arrives in Dushanbe for SCO Summit


Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Dushanbe on Thursday on a two-day official go to to Tajikistan to attend the 20th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)’s Heads of State Summit.

Tajik Prime Minister Kokhir Rasulzoda acquired the premier who’s being accompanied by a high-level ministerial delegation, that features Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf, Federal Minister for Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi and Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood.

Following his arrival, the prime minister met President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev within the capital of Tajikistan, and mentioned issues of bilateral curiosity.

The assembly, held on the sidelines of the SCO Summit, targeted on closed collaboration for the mutual advantage of two nations.

Pakistan and Kazakhstan take pleasure in cordial relations based mostly on a typical approach in the direction of the world points in addition to bilateral understanding.

The premier will likely be holding bilateral conferences with different collaborating leaders as nicely through the summit.

After attending the moot, the premier will maintain talks with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon. The talks would cowl your entire gamut of bilateral relations, significantly enhancing commerce, financial and funding ties with a concentrate on regional connectivity.

In the previous, the 2 nations have expressed a robust dedication to enter a proper strategic partnership.

PM Imran will even inaugurate the primary assembly of the Pakistan-Tajikistan Business Forum for which a bunch of Pakistani businessmen will go to Dushanbe.

The Joint Business Forum will catalyse rising commerce and funding relations, selling enterprise contacts between the buying and selling communities of each the nations.

A gathering of the Pakistan-Tajikistan Joint Business Council will even be held on the sidelines.

This is the third go to of the prime minister to Central Asia, underlining Pakistan’s enhanced engagement with the area.

In a video message launched forward of the premier’s departure, Fawad said that PM Imran was invited by the Tajik president to go to the nation, and the 2 nations share shut fraternal ties.

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Moreover, “the Afghan situation will be a key part of this conference”, he mentioned, including that Tajikistan’s function in Afghanistan is essential and Pakistan recognises that.

“The visit to Tajikistan will strengthen our vision for a stable and comprehensive government in Afghanistan,” Fawad claimed

The minister maintained that Pakistan’s imaginative and prescient for stability within the area is central to the nation’s overseas coverage, and that the prime minister’s go to will likely be a milestone for it.

“PM Imran has always raised the dignity of Pakistanis when visiting foreign nations. The visit to Tajikistan will also be a link in the same chain,” Fawad Chaudhry mentioned.

The data minister additional knowledgeable that Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Putin had an in depth telephonic dialogue, and a gathering between the 2 was anticipated quickly, Fawad said.

The Russian head of state was scheduled to attend the convention in particular person, however will likely be now be attending it through video hyperlink – President Putin needed to self-isolate after varied officers in his entourage examined constructive for Covid-19.

This was Putin’s second phone name in lower than three weeks. Earlier, the Russian president had referred to as PM Imran on August 25. Recalling their earlier phone dialog, the 2 leaders exchanged views on the most recent developments in Afghanistan, a handout from the Prime Minister’s Office said.

The prime minister reiterated his invitation to the Russian president to go to Pakistan. Putin additionally renewed his invitation to Imran to undertake a go to to Moscow. The two leaders additionally agreed to stay in shut contact.

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