PM Imran offers sea access to Uzbekistan

Inaugurates Uzbekistan-Pakistan Business Forum

By: News Desk      Published: 01:00 PM, 15 Jul, 2021
PM Imran offers sea access to Uzbekistan
PM Imran Khan addresses the business forum in Tashkent.

Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated the Uzbekistan-Pakistan Business Forum on Thursday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The event was organized by Pakistan in coordination with Uzbek authorities in Tashkent with a view to boosting bilateral trade and economic relations. Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov also participated in the inauguration ceremony and delivered remarks.

In his address, Prime Minister Imran Khan highlighted Pakistan’s historical, cultural and spiritual connections with Uzbekistan. The Prime Minister underlined the importance attached by Pakistan to deeper engagement with Central Asia and with Uzbekistan as the biggest economy in the region. The Prime Minister underscored that both countries must comprehensively upgrade trade and economic ties. 

Noting the participation of over 100 top Pakistani businessmen, the Prime Minister stressed that it presented a huge opportunity to forge stronger partnership with Uzbek counterparts.

The Prime Minister welcomed the conclusion of a large number of business contracts and deals between various companies on the two sides. 

The Prime Minister emphasised in particular the primary importance of promoting connectivity and highlighted in this regard Pakistan’s readiness to provide access through Pakistani seaports.

The Prime Minister also highlighted the importance of Teans-Afghan railway project, connecting Termez-Mazar-e-Sharif-Kabul-Peshawar.

The Prime Minister underscored that peace in Afghanistan was of pivotal importance in advancing the connectivity agenda. The Prime Minister highlighted Pakistan’s efforts in support of the peace process. 

The Forum was attended by more than 100 top Pakistani businessmen and investors representing major export sectors and logistic services and Uzbek businessmen from corresponding sectors.

The Forum envisions enhancing and diversifying the volume of trade between the two sides, exchanges of business delegations, identifying new avenues of trade and investment, and involving private sector in the business ventures.

The Prime Minister is on a two-day visit to Uzbekistan.