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PM Imran, Uzbek president express satisfaction over bilateral relations

Premier reiterates commitment to timely completion of Trans-Afghan railway. (Source: APP)

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan during a telephone conversation with Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on Friday discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and expressed satisfaction over the pace and momentum.

According to a statement issued by the PM’s office, the prime minister underlined the importance of realizing full potential in diverse areas to achieve common goals and objectives.

During the conversation, the premier underscored the need for enhancing bilateral economic relations through early conclusion of a Preferential Trade Agreement.

PM Imran also reiterated Pakistan’s strong commitment to timely completion of Trans-Afghan railway project. The premier hoped that peace and stability in Afghanistan would help advance connectivity agenda leading to regional prosperity.

Meanwhile, Uzbek President accepted the prime minister’s invitation to visit Pakistan, which would further boost existing bilateral cooperation in various fields including economic and trade relations between the two countries.

Earlier this month Pakistan and Uzbekistan signed a historic protocol to establish a multifaceted Joint Security Commission (JSC) that would help in unveiling the geo-economic paradigm shift in the region, the National Security Adviser (NSA) Dr Moeed Yusuf said.

The protocol covered wide-ranging security-related matters of mutual interest and would establish a coordination mechanism between Pakistan’s National Security Division and the Security Council of Uzbekistan under their respective heads


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