PM Imran Khan lands in Uzbekistan, stresses upon strengthening trade and economic ties

PM Imran Khan has stressed upon strengthening trade and economic ties as he landed in Uzbekistan on his two-day official visit to the country on Thursday (today).

Addressing Pakistan-Uzbekistan Business Forum in Tashkent, Uzbekistan PM Imran Khan reiterated the significance of strengthening business and economic relations between Pakistan and Uzbekistan.

PM Imran Khan also stressed historic, cultural and spiritual connections between the two countries and Trans-Afghan railway project is of paramount importance for Pakistan and Uzbekistan to improve their trade relationship.

Connectivity will connect Uzbekistan with Pakistan’s seaports and open new markets for it, he said.

Pakistan-Afghanistan-Uzbekistan railway project will bring about a revolution in the region, noted PM Imran Khan.

Calling for more frequent flights between Pakistan and Uzbekistan, PM Imran Khan said that Pakistan is keen to see peace and political settlement in Afghanistan to reap the benefits of connectivity.

The development comes as PM Imran Khan landed in Uzbekistan earlier in the day today. He is visiting the central Asian country on a two-day visit from July 15th to July 16th along wit a Pakistani delegation which includes Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi, National Security Adviser Dr Moeed Yusuf and Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Minister for Information Technology Atif Khan.

During his two-day visit, PM Imran Khan is will also attend International Conference on “Central and South Asia Regional Connectivity: Challenges and Opportunities” upon the invitation of Uzbek President.

The Conference will be attended by Ministers/high representatives from Central and South Asian as well as other important countries, International Organizations, International Financial Institutions, think-tanks and scholars.