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Pakistan, Uzbekistan agree to enhance bilateral trade, investment ties

QINGDAO, JUN 10 (DNA) – President of Pakistan Mr. Mamnoon Hussain met with President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev today at Qingdao China.President Mamnoon thanked his Uzbek counterpart for extending support for Pakistan’s membership and assimilation in Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). He praised the leadrole of Uzbekistan in SCO’s Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) and reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to complement RATS efforts for regional peace and security.

President Mamnoon surveyed historical bilateral cultural relations spanned over centuries and emphasized the need to enhance people to people’s contacts.

He offered Uzbekistan to fully utilize Pakistan’s connectivity potential. President also added that the resumption of Uzbek Airways direct flights between Lahore and Tashkent would contribute towards enhanced two-way tourism and people-to-people contact.

He further reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process and establishment of enduring peace in that war-torn country.

The two leaders agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation across all areas of mutual interest particularly in the fields of energy, agriculture, education, infrastructure and transportation.

 They also examined the prospects of cooperation in areas of trade and economy, investment, culture, education and science & technology.=DNA