ISLAMABAD: In a bid to foster regional ties, Tajikistan Ambassador Jononov Sherali called on Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Monday to discuss how to further strengthen the bond between the two countries.
During the meeting, areas of mutual interest and bilateral cooperation in the field of energy, trade and defence came under discussion.
The minister said Pakistan highly valued its relations with Tajikistan and wanted to enhance the ties between the two countries.
He said Pakistan and Tajikistan had enjoyed a very close relationship in the past and continued to do so at present. “We have coordinated in various fields such as energy and defence and should look into other sectors where we can join hands,” said Asif.
The minister said Pakistan’s economy was progressing at a swift pace and initiatives taken by the government had encouraged the international community to invest in the country, especially in energy and infrastructure development.
“Mutual trade and people-to-people contact may further enhance bilateral relations,” he added.
The ambassador, while appreciating the progressive steps being taken by the Pakistan government and the Ministry of Water and Power for the development of energy sector, assured them of his cooperation for enhancing bilateral engagement in the energy, economic and defence spheres.
Courtesy : Express Tribune