President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Imran Khan have held the tête-à-tête talks.
Welcoming the President of Uzbekistan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan has emphasized that further strengthening the cooperation with Uzbekistan is a priority for his country.
The focus of the talks was to strengthening the strategic partnerships, develop political, commercial, economic and investment cooperation between the two states.
There has been an active dynamic in strengthening the bilateral relations in recent years. The regular interactions are maintained at the levels of ministries and departments, regions of the two states and the agreements reached at the top-level are consistently implemented.
Despite the pandemic, the cooperation is developing in all directions. In 2021, mutual trade increased by 50 percent. The growth since the beginning of this year is 70 percent. Today, there are 177 enterprises in Uzbekistan established with Pakistani investors.
On the eve of the visit of the President of Uzbekistan, a meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission, a business forum and political consultations were held in Islamabad.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Imran Khan discussed the outcomes of these events. The volume of trade, economic and investment agreements has increased in comparison with previous years, but there is still more space for growth.
The views on the regional and international agenda confirmed the concurrence or similarity of positions.
Uzbekistan and Pakistan support each other in the international arena, in particular at the United Nations, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Economic Cooperation Organization.
The deterioration of humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is of major concern to Uzbekistan, Pakistan, and other states in the region. The significance of increasing the efforts of international community to provide humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people was emphasized.
Imran Khan accepted with a great gratitude the Urdu-Uzbek Dictionary of common terms presented to him by Uzbekistan’s President. The dictionary contains more than 3,000 words with the same meaning in the Uzbek and Urdu languages.