Prime Minister Imran Khan will be leaving for a two-day visit to Tajikistan tomorrow, the Foreign Office (FO) informed on Wednesday.
According to FO spokesperson Asim Iftikhar, the premier will be visiting the country on the invitation of Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon.
During his visit, PM Imran will attend the 20th session of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), he added.
Iftikhar further stated that the premier will also hold one to one meetings with other participating leaders on the occasion.
The PM will also inaugurate the first session of the Pakistan-Tajikistan Business Forum. According to the spokesperson, a delegation of Pakistani businessmen will also embark on a visit to the country’s capital of Dushanbe.
Two days ago, on September 13, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood said that a transit trade agreement between Pakistan and Tajikistan will be signed soon and it will help increase trade between the two countries.
The adviser further said that the beginning of the transit trade between the two countries would act as a new beginning for the region’s bilateral economic and trade ties.
“It will also facilitate Pakistan in enhancing contacts with other countries,” he added.
He informed that Pakistan was also working to promote bilateral trade and economic connectivity with the rest of Central Asian states.
Dawood said Prime Minister Imran Khan will attend an investment and trade conference in Dushanbe during his visit to Tajikistan.
The PM would also meet leaders of various countries in the region and also interact with the Tajik business community, he concluded.