Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday arrived in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe as he embarked on a two-day visit to Tajikistan.
The PM will be attending the 20th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s (SCO’s) Heads of State Summit.
According to Radio Pakistan, the PM, accompanied by a high-level Ministerial delegation, will have bilateral meetings with other participating leaders on the sidelines of the SCO Summit.
The meeting with Tajik President will cover the bilateral relations, especially enhancing trade, economic and investment ties with a particular focus on regional connectivity. Pakistan and Tajikistan have earlier expressed strong commitment to enter into a formal strategic partnership.
During his two-day visit, the premier will also inaugurate the first meeting of Pakistan-Tajikistan Business Forum.
“The Joint Business Forum will catalyze growing trade and investment relations and promote business to business contacts between the trading communities of both sides. A meeting of Pakistan-Tajikistan Joint Business Council will also be held on the sidelines,” said the national broadcaster.
This is the third time that the PM Imran Khan is visiting Central Asia, underlining Pakistan’s enhanced engagement with the region. Earlier, he had visited Uzbekistan and Afghanistan.