ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Tajikistan have agreed to further deepen their relations in diverse fields with special focus on promoting trade and economic linkages.
The understanding came at a meeting between Prime Minister Imran Khan and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon in Islamabad on Wednesday.
Later in a joint press stakeout, Prime Minister Imran Khan said the two sides in their talks today have specially emphasized on promotion of trade relations. He was confident that the MOUs and the agreements signed with Tajikistan will also go a long way in strengthening relations in the areas of education, defense, culture and art.
Imran Khan however noted that political settlement in Afghanistan after the US withdrawal is of vital importance both for Pakistan and Tajikistan to promote their trade. He said there is a need of such a consensus government in Afghanistan which saves the country from plunging into anarchy.
The prime minister said Pakistan and Tajikistan are also faced with the challenge of climate change and both sides have agreed to collectively raise their voice on the matter. He said Pakistan backs Tajik proposal of declaring 2025 the International Year of Glacier Protection.
The Tajik president and Prime Minister Imran also signed a joint declaration regarding building strategic partnership for regional solidarity and integration.