The Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan and Uzbekistan enjoy cordial ties based on religion, history and cultural harmony that provide a sound foundation for enhancement of multifaceted cooperation.
According to media reports, the Foreign Minister has expressed these views while talking to his Uzbek counterpart Abdulaziz Kamilov in Islamabad on Wednesday. The Federal Minister for Railways Azam Khan Swati, Adviser on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood, Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood, Federal Secretary for Maritime Affairs Rizwan Ahmed and senior officers of the Minister for Foreign Affairs were also present on the occasion.
On the occasion, both countries have agreed to promote bilateral cooperation in diverse fields, including trade. Both sides discussed matters of mutual interest, including bilateral cooperation in various areas and regional as well as global issues.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that the two countries have been maintaining close contact to improve regional connectivity particularly for early materialization of the trans-Afghan railways project among Pakistan, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.
In his remarks, Abdulaziz Kamilov has commended Pakistan’s efforts for promotion of contacts and establishment of peace in the region.
FM Qureshi also hosted a luncheon in the honor of his Uzbek counterpart Abdulaziz Kamilov and his delegation at the Minister for Foreign Affairs in Islamabad today.