Tajik President Emomali Rahmon says ties with Pakistan deepening

DUSHANBE, MAR 17: Federal Minister for Water, Energy and Defence of the of Pakistan Khawaja Muhammad Asif in a meeting with President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, in Dushanbe on Friday.DNA PHOTO

DUSHANBE, MAR 17 (DNA) -The President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon received on Friday received the Federal Minister for Water, Energy and Defence of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Khawaja Muhammad Asif. The head of state Emomali Rahmon expressed his satisfaction with the strengthening and expansion of the multilateral ties between the two countries since the establishment of diplomatic relations which will mark 25th anniversary this year and stressed that its fruits have grown rapidly in the field of energy and security.

The sides highly appreciated the results of joint Tajik – Pakistani cooperation in the field of security and defense to combat modern challenges and threats in the region, the fight against terrorism and extremism.

The parties considered the issues of cooperation in the areas of regional importance – energy, oil and gas, use of transport and transit opportunities, deemed it reasonable to revitalize the Joint Working Group on Energy and Infrastructure Issues and the effective work of its Joint Subgroup on Oil and Gas Cooperation in the field of implementation of CASA-1000 power project.

In order to increase the volume of trade turnover between the two countries, taking into account the great opportunities in this direction, it was suggested to use the purposeful and effective activity of the Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation.=DNA