Islamabad: Speaker National Assembly Dr. Fehmida Mirza has said that Tajikistan and Pakistan were intertwined in bonds of religion, culture and history, therefore, Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Tajikistan. She said that Pakistan strongly desire to enhance its bilateral, economic and parliamentary ties with its brotherly country. She was talking to Ambassador of Tajikistan Mr. Zubaydullo Zubaydov called on Madam Speaker in Parliament House, this evening.
Dr. Fehmida Mirza said that both the countries have huge economic potential which needs to be exploited for mutual benefit. She said that regular interaction between the political hierarchy, parliamentarians and trading communities of both the countries would be helpful in exploring avenues of possible cooperation.
Dr. Fehmida Mirza said that parliamentarians of both the countries could also play an important role in creating better understanding between both the countries. She invited Tajik MPs to visit Pakistan and interact with their Pakistani counterparts. She said that Tajikistan can help Pakistan in addressing the energy crisis in the country. She suggested for enhancing parliamentary cooperation between Member countries of ECO.
Ambassador of Tajikistan Mr. Zubaydullo Zubaydov agreed with Madam Speaker and said that his government also strongly desires to have congenial relations with Pakistan. He said that Tajik and Pakistani business communities were in regular contact and various agreements have been signed for mutual cooperation.
He said that Tajikistan was keen to support Pakistan to meet its energy shortages. He said that a stable Pakistan was imperative for the peace in the region. He assured Madam Speaker of his country’s support for Pakistan on all regional and international forums.
The Tajik Ambassador also presented an invitation on behalf of Speaker Tajik Parliament to Madam Speaker to visit Tajikistan. Madam Speaker accepted the invitation and said that she would visit Tajikistan with a parliamentary delegation soon.
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