Islamabad, July 29, 2022 (PPI-OT):Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also held a bilateral meeting with his Tajik counterpart Sirojiddin Muhriddin on the sidelines of the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers meeting in Tashkent. Talking to him, the Foreign Minister reaffirmed Islamabad’s resolve to further enhance bilateral trade, promote regional connectivity and strengthen people-to-people links between Pakistan and Tajikistan. The Foreign Minister emphasised on reinvigorating bilateral economic relations by boosting trade and investment through cooperation in diverse areas and frequent exchange of business delegations.
On the sidelines of the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers meeting in Tashkent, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also held bilateral meetings with his Uzbek and Kyrgyz counterparts. During these meetings, views were exchanged on deepening bilateral cooperation in a range of areas, including political, trade, economic, security, defence, and connectivity.
Talking to his Uzbek counterpart, the Foreign Minister underscored the urgent need to operationalize the Transit Trade Agreement and Preferential Trade Agreement for boosting trade and transit between the two countries. In his interaction with Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Jeenbek Kulubaev Moldokanovich, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari emphasized the importance of renewed focus on the important road and energy connectivity projects such as CASA-1000 and Quadrilateral Agreement on Traffic-in-Transit.
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