PM Imran Khan to leave for Tajikistan on two-day visit

Sept 15, 2021: PM Imran Khan will leave for a two-day visit to Tajikistan tomorrow, the Foreign Office (FO) said in a statement on Wednesday.

According to Foreign Office spokesman Asim Iftikhar, the Prime Minister will visit the country at the invitation of Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon. During his visit, PM Imran Khan will attend the 20th Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

Iftikhar added that the Prime Minister would also hold one-on-one meetings with other participating leaders on the occasion. The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the first session of the Pakistan-Tajikistan Business Forum. According to the spokesman, a delegation of Pakistani businessmen will also visit the country’s capital Dushanbe.

Two days ago, on September 13, Abdul Razzaq Daud, Trade and Investment Adviser to PM Imran Khan said that a transit trade agreement between Pakistan and Tajikistan would be signed soon and would help boost trade between the two countries.

The adviser added that the launch of transit trade between the two countries would serve as a new beginning for the region’s bilateral economic and trade relations. He further said that it would also facilitate Pakistan in enhancing ties with other countries. Daud said that Pakistan was also working to boost bilateral trade and economic ties with Central Asian states.

During his visit to Tajikistan, PM Imran Khan will attend an investment and trade conference in Dushanbe, Daud said. The prime minister will also meet with leaders of various countries in the region and hold talks with the Tajik business community, he said.

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