Pakistan, Tajikistan agree to promote bilateral cooperation

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi met his Tajikistan counterpart Sirojiddin Muhriddin in Moscow on the sidelines of the SCO Forum.

Both sides agreed to promote bilateral cooperation in the diverse fields including trade, investment, industry, transport, agriculture and tourism. The dignitaries also discussed peace efforts in Afghanistan.

Speaking on the occasion, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan will continue to play its reconciliatory role for peace in the region including the peace process in Afghanistan.

The foreign minister briefed his Tajik counterpart on serious human rights violations by Indian occupying forces in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

He said India continues to violate the Line of Control and targeting innocent civilians which is a clear violation of international law. He said India wants to jeopardise peace and stability in the entire region through its fascist Hindutva ideology.

The two foreign ministers also discussed the COVID-19 and the effective measures taken to control this pandemic.

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