Islamabad, 11 April 2022 (TDI): Kazakhstan’s First Deputy Minister of Defense and the Chief of General Staff, Lieutenant General Khussainov Marat Rakhimovich called on the President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi.

During the meeting, the two sides reiterated the commitment to further enhance bilateral cooperation between Pakistan and Kazakhstan in the fields of trade, economy, and defense.

Along these lines, emphasis was laid on the need for both countries to work together for peace and prosperity in the region. Dr. Arif Alvi on his part stated that Pakistan seeks further expansion of bilateral cooperation with Kazakhstan for mutual interest.

The two countries ought to take advantage of the tremendous prospects for collaboration. In this context, the President underscored the significance of the Gwadar port.

The port will provide ample opportunities for Kazakhstan to trade with the Middle East and other countries of the world. Moreover, the President expressed concern over human rights violations in Illegally Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

India is involved in the genocide of Muslims. India’s militant attitude is a threat to regional peace and stability. He pointed out that the international community must play a positive role in resolving the Kashmir issue as per the UN Security Council resolutions.

In the same vein, President Alvi stressed that issues like the smuggling of uranium and firing missiles in Pakistan show India’s irresponsible behavior and the global community should take notice.

While, Kazakhstan’s Chief of General Staff, on his part accentuated the need to enhance defense and economic cooperation between the two countries. He further stated that Pakistan’s Armed Forces play a key role in ensuring peace and stability in the region.