Islamabad: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif arrived in Tashkent on Tuesday for a two-day official visit to the Central Asian nation. The visit is part of regular high-level exchanges between the two brotherly countries.
The prime minister was accompanied by a high-level delegation including Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Adviser to the Prime Minster on National Security and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Aviation and senior officials.
According to a press statement from the Foreign Office, Pakistan attaches high importance to its deep historical bonds with Central Asia and is committed to expanding mutually-beneficial cooperation with all the countries in the region.
The prime minister’s visit to Uzbekistan is reflective of this high priority and broader commitment to further deepen Pakistan’s engagement with Central Asia, it said.
During his stay in Tashkent, the prime minister will have meetings with President Islam Karimov, covering all aspects of bilateral relations.
Leaders of the two countries will review the evolving regional peace and security scenario and discuss ways in which the two countries can work together and better coordinate to confront terrorist threats in the region, said the Foreign Office.
The leaders will also exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest. A Joint Declaration and a few documents will be signed during the visit, for enhancing bilateral ties.