Dar calls for cementing Pak-Uzbek trade, economic linkages
Ishaq Dar highlighted cordial and brotherly relations between Pakistan and Uzbekistan.
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar has underscored that constructive interaction at the top leadership level has given a positive momentum to our bilateral relations with Uzbekistan which must be continued and strengthened.
He expressed this during a meeting with a delegation of Uzbekistan headed by Khodjaev Jamshid Abdukhakimovich, Deputy Prime Minister in Islamabad on Monday.
Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar welcomed the delegation and highlighted cordial and brotherly relations based on common faith, shared history and cultural affinities between Pakistan and Uzbekistan.
The finance minister further underscored that constructive interaction at the top leadership level has given a positive momentum to our bilateral relations which must be continued and strengthened.
He highlighted the potential of cooperation in economic and investment sectors and expressed desire of the Government to further strengthened and diversify bilateral trade and economic linkages between the two countries.
Mr. Khodjaev Jamshid Abdukhakimovich, Deputy Prime/Minister of Investment & Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan acknowledged the friendly and cooperative relations with Pakistan.
He exchanged views to extend bilateral economic and trade relations with Pakistan and showed keen interest to establish road and rail link between the two countries through Afghanistan.
The two sides discussed various avenues of cooperation to deepen the trade and economic partnership between the two countries including improvement of road infrastructure from Tashkent to Pakistan, Pakistan- Afghanistan- Uzbekistan Rail link, export/import facilitation, etc.
The two sides agreed to enhance the current trade volume between both countries at optimal levels. The Uzbek side also sought technical support from Pakistan for its inclusion in WTO and to get GSP+ status.
The two sides expressed confidence that the scheduled meeting of Joint Inter-Governmental Commission (IGC) in early February 2023 in Pakistan will further enhance bilateral economic cooperation and investment to the mutual benefit of the two countries.
In conclusion, the finance minister thanked the Deputy Prime/Minister of Investment & Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan and extended full support and cooperation of the Government to enhance bilateral economic and trade relations between both countries.