ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has met presidents of Iran, Kazakhstan and Belarus in Dushanbe on the sidelines of the SCO summit.
Talking with President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev of Kazakhstan on the sidelines of the SCO Council of Heads of State meeting in Dushanbe on Thursday.
He particularly emphasized the importance of connectivity and Pakistan’s pivotal position in providing the shortest access route to the sea.
He also highlighted the significance of Trans-Afghan railway project connecting Termez-Mazar-e-Sharif-Kabul-Jalalabad-Peshawar.
The Prime Minister also elaborated his vision of socio-economic development and shifting country’s priority from geo-politics to geo-economics.
Imran Khan also underscored the importance of peace and stability in Afghanistan for Pakistan and the region. He stressed that the international community had to remain engaged to support the Afghan people, to address urgent humanitarian needs, and take steps to stabilize the economy.
The two leaders exchanged views on bilateral relations and discussed key regional and international issues.
Prime Minister Imran Khan and President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko met in Tajikistan on Thursday and discussed ways to strengthen bilateral relationship in diverse fields.
The meeting, held on the side lines of 20th Shanghai Cooperation Organization Council of Heads of State (SCO-CHS) Summit, focused on closed collaboration in areas of mutual interest.
Pakistan and Belarus enjoy cordial relations based on a common approach on issues of regional and international importance.