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PM to Leave for Tajikistan Tomorrow on 2-day Official Visit

Islamabad (July 4, 2017): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will leave for Tajikistan tomorrow for  a two-day official visit. The prime minister will be visiting Tajikistan on the invitation of President Emomali Rahmon.

Accompanied by a high level delegation the prime minister will meet Tajik leaders in capital Dushanbe to discuss issues pertaining to bilateral relations, economic cooperation, trade and investment, energy cooperation and regional connectivity.

Regional and international issues of mutual interest with particular attention to Pakistan’s policy of a peaceful neighborhood will also be discussed in these meetings.

A Joint Declaration titled “Road towards strategic partnership for regional solidarity” will also be signed during the visit.

A meeting of Pak-Tajik Joint Business Council will also be held on the sidelines of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit. The Joint Business Council will consider steps to enhance bilateral trade and commercial ties between the two countries.

Tajikistan is also hosting a Quadrilateral Summit of CASA-1000 member states, including Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and Tajikistan.

This project aims at developing energy corridor and land connectivity between Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan and Pakistan. It will also provide electricity generated in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

A Trilateral Summit between Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan is also scheduled to be held on the sidelines of the visit to hold discussions on regional topics of mutual interest.

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