Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that relations between Pakistan and Uzbekistan are religious, historical and cultural.
According to details, the Uzbek Minister for Transport Makhkamov Ilkham had a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan in which bilateral relations, the security situation in the region were discussed in addition the Trans-Afghan Railway line project was also discussed.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister appreciated Uzbekistan’s financial support for the project and reiterated his commitment to increasing cooperation in all fields.
The Uzbek Minister of Transport conveyed the Uzbek President’s message to the Prime Minister and said that the Uzbek President wished to visit Pakistan. The Prime Minister said that he was looking forward to the visit of the Uzbek President to Pakistan soon.
Makhkamov Ilkham invited the Prime Minister to visit on behalf of the Uzbek President.
On the occasion, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Pakistan wanted to further improve relations with Central Asian countries while enhancing cooperation in trade, investment and energy.
Imran Khan also said that Pakistani ports are an opportunity for Central Asian countries to have access to the Indian Ocean, and joint efforts would have to be made to enhance development and economic cooperation in the region.
Prime Minister Imran Khan also highlighted Pakistan’s efforts for the Afghan peace process and said that he was convinced from the beginning that there was no military solution for Afghanistan.
The Prime Minister underlined Pakistan’s resolve to forge closer ties with Central Asia, covering trade, investments, energy, and people-to-people contacts.
Azam Swati and Abdul Razzaq Dawood also attended the meeting of the Uzbek Minister of Transport with Prime Minister Imran Khan.