Imran Khan wishes to expand bilateral economic cooperation with Uzbekistan
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday expressed desire to witness a rapid increase in bilateral economic cooperation with Uzbekistan in the coming years.
“I ensured full support of the government of Pakistan to Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s efforts in achieving lasting peace and stability in the region and beyond,” he said in a meeting with a high-level Uzbek delegation led by Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov, who undertook a day-long official visit to Pakistan.
During the courtesy call on Imran Khan, the delegation conveyed the felicitations of Shavkat Mirziyoyev on his election as the prime minister. The prime minister reciprocated by conveying his best wishes to the president and appreciated his vision for rapid socio-economic development and enhanced international outreach of Uzbekistan.
The Uzbek foreign minister conveyed his president’s proposal for railway connectivity between Pakistan, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.
Imran also extended an invitation for President Mirziyoyev to visit Pakistan at his earliest convenience.
Earlier in a meeting with his Pakistani counterpart, the Uzbek FM said Pakistan could play central role in regional peace.
Kamilov said Pakistan was a regional power, which could play central role in guaranteeing regional peace and stability. “We have common views on regional security, especially peace and stability in Afghanistan. Uzbekistan gives immense importance to bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the realm of security,” he said.