PM meets foreign leaders, invites Tajik businessmen to invest in Pakistan
Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday invited the Tajikistan business community to invest in Pakistan, assuring them all out facilitation by his government, reported 24News HD TV channel on Thursday.
Addressing the Pakistan-Tajikistan Joint Business Forum, the PM said his government was already on the course of incentivizing and facilitating the business sector through different measures.
The PM is on a two-day visit to attend the SCO Summit in Tajikistan. He is accompanied by high-level delegation including the representatives of 67 companies of multiple sectors including textiles, minerals, pharmaceuticals, logistics, and others.
The PM said Pakistan was looking forward to having a cheap deal for hydropower generation and called for expeditious execution of the CASA-1000 project to make Pakistan benefit from clean energy.
He told the Tajik business community Pakistan was a 220 million nation and a huge market for investment and invited them to invest in Pakistan assuring them all out facilitation for benefit of the two countries.
He said the current Pak-Tajik trade was minuscule and far below the existing potential and the Tajik investors, as they come to Pakistan, would look at how the government was incentivizing the business sector.
Regarding the situation in Afghanistan, the prime minister wished that peace was established in the country after 40 years of conflict. He said peaceful Afghanistan would pave way for regional connectivity.
Imran Khan said as he was scheduled to meet Tajik President Emomali Rahmon during the visit, they would discuss the ways and would do everything especially for peace between Pashtun and Tajik ethnicities to ensure that there is an inclusive government in the war-torn country.
PM Imran Khan meets President of Belarus
On the sidelines of SCO, PM Imran Khan and the President of Belarus also held a meeting. The two leaders reviewed efforts to strengthen bilateral relations. They discussed regional and global issues.
PM Khan expressed satisfaction over the bilateral cooperation between the two countries. He said Pakistan wanted to boost cooperation with Belarus in trade, investment, agriculture, industry, and defense.
Imran holds meeting with Kazakhstan President
Imran Khan and the President of Kazakhstan held a meeting in Dushanbe to discuss bilateral relations and global and regional issues. On the occasion, PM Khan said that Pakistan wanted to expand its relations with Central Asian states as per its vision of Central Asia.
He said Pakistan could provide shorter routes to Central Asian countries for maritime trade from its ports. He also highlighted the importance of the trilateral railway project. The two leaders agreed to further develop political ties.
PM Imran Khan and the President of Kazakhstan invited each other to visit their country.
Prime Minister meets Iranian President Ibrahim Raeesi
Prime Minister Imran Khan and Iranian President Ibrahim Raeesi also held a meeting in Dushanbe on the sidelines of SCO. Bilateral relations and the situation in the region were discussed during the meeting.