This is Khan’s 3rd visit to Central Asia during last 3 years
ISLAMABAD (Asia Free Press) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will depart on his two-days official visit to Tajikistan on Thursday, foreign ministry said.
In a statement, issued from the foreign ministry, Khan is visiting the central asian republic on at the invitation of President Emomali Rahmon.
“This will be the third visit of the Prime Minister to Central Asia, underlining Pakistan’s enhanced engagement with the region,” said the ministry.
Pakistani premier will participate in the jubilee Summits of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the Collective Security Treaty Organization (SCO-CHS) in Dushanbe.
SCO is an 8-member permanent inter-governmental trans-regional Organization. It was established in Shanghai on 15 June 2001. Pakistan became an SCO Observer in 2005 and a full member in June 2017 during Astana SCO-CHS Summit.
“The Prime Minister of Pakistan will meet with the country’s top leadership, and a new package of documents on further mutually beneficial cooperation will be signed,” according to the statement.
He will have also bilateral meetings with other participating leaders on the sidelines.
During the visit, premier Khan will be accompanied by the Pakistan Foreign Minister Mahdum Shah Mehmood Qureshi and other officials.
The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the first meeting of Pakistan-Tajikistan Business Forum for which a group of Pakistani businessmen will also visit Dushanbe.
The Joint Business Forum will catalyse growing trade and investment relations and promote business to business contacts between the trading communities of both sides.
A meeting of Pakistan-Tajikistan Joint Business Council will also be held on the sidelines.
Within the framework of the visit the fourth meeting of the Business Council of Tajikistan and Pakistan.