Friday, 07, May, 2021

Today, the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev held an online summit with the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, the presidential press service said.

The summit’s agenda included topical issues of the Uzbek-Pakistani multifaceted partnership, including the development of a constructive political dialogue, enhancing cooperation in the areas of trade, investment, transport and transit, exchanges between regions, promotion of cultural and humanitarian cooperation programs.

The two leaders reportedly exchanged sincere congratulations on the start of the holy month of Ramadan, wishing the friendly peoples peace, well-being and prosperity. It was noted with deep satisfaction that regular contacts at the high levels in recent years have contributed to the dynamic development of bilateral relations, filling them with concrete content.

The parties identified the main tasks and priority measures to deepen partnership and interaction between Uzbekistan and Pakistan and agreed upon the schedule of upcoming events.

Special attention was paid to the continuation of a constructive political dialogue, inter-parliamentary ties and close contacts within the framework of international and regional structures.

An agreement was reached to take additional steps to promote priority projects in the field of transport and transit, create favorable conditions for increasing trade volume and strengthening industrial cooperation, including the adoption of a preferential trade deal and a roadmap for cooperation in the main sectors of the economy, holding joint business forums.

In addition, the issues of the resumption of air services between the countries will be studied. The leaders separately touched upon the issues of an early peaceful settlement of the situation in Afghanistan.

In general, the current Uzbek-Pakistani summit was held in a traditionally open, businesslike and friendly atmosphere. Following the meeting, a joint statement was adopted, and a number of important documents were signed in the field of standardization and metrology, agriculture and other areas,” the press service concluded.

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