Uzbek ambassador says Pakistan his second home


Pays farewell call on FM Qureshi; looks forward to

further cementing of ties with Pakistan


ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Pakistan Furqat Sidikov paid farewell call on Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday.

Both sides discussed openly and very friendly the outcomes of the raise of Uzbek-Pak political, economic and cultural relations during tenure of the outgoing ambassador.

They  also discussed the perspectives of further enhancing bilateral ties as well as bilateral events and visits aimed at cementing our Brotherly cooperation.

Uzbekistan became largest trade partner of Pakistan in Central Asia and we are keen to further increase this, as well as to develop our cooperation in interregional connectivity the ambassador told the Foreign Minister.

Ambassador expressed his gratitude to esteemed Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry for sincere support our activity towards development of the relations between our countries.

“Pakistan is my second home and I will always keep in my heart pure Pakistani kindness, sincerity, strong friendship, rich culture and faith. I always remain a true friend of Pakistan and I express my thankfulness to my Pakistani Brothers and Sisters who were always with me and rendered strong support towards development of Pakistan-Uzbekistan Fraternal relations” Ambassador Furqat said in his statement after the meeting.

Ambassador Furqat Sidikov has been appointed Deputy Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan and he will soon assume charge of his new assignment.