Islamabad -- Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today would leave for two days visit to Tajikistan
at the invitation of the President of Tajikistan
Ambassador of Tajikistan
presented detailed information about the political and socio-economic situation in the country, measures of the Government of Tajikistan
to improve the investment and business climate, as well as the priority areas of the national economy which are of interest to foreign investors and business circles.
Prime Minister also witnessed the five MOUs /Agreements signed between the two countries that included Agreement on formation of a joint working Group combating terrorism, MoU between Miniseries of Textile of the two countries, MoU on cooperation in the field of vocational training, MoU between National Library of Tajikistan
and National Library of Pakistan and MoU between the Government of Tajikistan
and National University of Modern Languages regarding training of the Tajik Diplomats.
Agreement between the Government of Kazakhstan and the Government of Tajikistan
on readmission of sentenced person and the Executive Protocol on the implementation of the readmission deal;
Earlier, Tajik Minister of Energy and Water Resources Usmonali Usmonzoda stated that Tajikistan
may begin supplying electricity to Uzbekistan in the summer of 2018.
He said Tajikistan
was among top 10 countries for ease of doing business during 2010, 2011 and 2014, which showed it was quite attractive for business and investment.
While glancing at history of relations between Pakistan and Tajikistan
, Pakistan was among few of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with Tajikistan
soon after the latter gained independence in 1991.
President Mamnoon Hussain said Pakistan attached great importance to its relations with the Central Asian countries particularly Tajikistan
as the two countries enjoyed fraternal ties, shared common goals of peace and prosperity for their peoples and the region as a whole.
The visit to Tajikistan
is reflective of the Prime Minister's vision to strengthen Pakistan's relations with neighbouring and regional countries and further increasing regional connectivity.
Speaking to business community of KP, Tajikistan
envoy also invited them to attend Pak-Tajik Trade and Cultural Festival 2016 to be held from April 7 to 10, adding exchange of delegation is imperative for promotion of business, trade and cultural relations between two states.
, a Persian-speaking country that has received economic aid from Iran since the breakup of the Soviet Union, arrested more than 20 IRPT officials after the party was suspended last August and subsequently banned by the Supreme Court as an "extremist and terrorist organization.
Stability and economic growth in Tajikistan
are critical to achieving overall regional stability and to strengthening regional economic integration.