Islamabad, 8 September 2022 (TDI): Pakistan-Kyrgyzstan trade house has been announced to establish and increase the strong trade linkages between the two countries.

The trade house, a first of its kind, was announced by H.E Ulanbek Totuiaev, Ambassador of Kyrgyz Republic, during a seminar on “30 Years of Pakistan-Kyrgyzstan Relations: Progress and Prospects” organized by the Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies, Embassy of Kyrgyz Republic to Pakistan and Riphah Institute of Public Policy, Riphah International University.

Global Business Alliance, a growing network of traders, has initiated this unique concept in collaboration with the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic.

While speaking on occasion, the Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic said that strong bilateral ties between Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan reflect that both nations are ready to build the next decades of future cooperation.

The Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to Pakistan further highlighted the important ongoing projects between the states and the region where both countries collaborate, especially building on the connectivity projects.

Trade House
Seminar on “30 Years of Pakistan-Kyrgyzstan Relations: Progress and Prospects” organized by the Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies, Embassy of Kyrgyz Republic to Pakistan and Riphah Institute of Public Policy, Riphah International University.

Ambassador said that many Pakistani students study in various educational institutions in Kyrgyzstan. Both countries are also exploring the possibilities of opening direct flights from both sides.

Ambassador said that development cooperation with the region’s countries is highly important for my country, so the government of Kyrgyzstan is paying great attention to these issues.

He further highlighted that Afghanistan has a vital role in large regional connectivity projects, such as China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan’s previous railway project and the CASA-1000 electricity transfer project.

Also, Afghanistan in the future may serve as the key point for widening trade and economic interconnections, either for Central Asian countries – by gaining access to the sea ports of Pakistan and for South Asian countries – by obtaining an opportunity to more effectively reach out to the markets of the Eurasian Economic Union and further, Europe.

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Photo Exhibtion during the seminar on “30 Years of Pakistan-Kyrgyzstan Relations: Progress and Prospects” organized by the Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies, Embassy of Kyrgyz Republic to Pakistan and Riphah Institute of Public Policy, Riphah International University.

Farhat Asif, President of the Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies, shared the historical ties between the two states and the background of hosting this seminar.

Prof. Dr. H. Sohail Naqvi, Rector, University of Central Asia, Bishkek, highlighted the growing bilateral ties on education, training, and collaboration on student exchange between Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan.

Dr. Manzoor Somoro, Former President of ECO Science Foundation, highlighted the significance of science and technology, especially the early years of education and prospects for collaboration between the two brotherly countries. Dr. Somoro emphasized the importance of practical learning at the foundation level, which provides a strong foundation for higher studies.

In the concluding remarks, Dr. Rashid Aftab, Director of Riphah Institute of Public Policy, congratulated the Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic on the 30th anniversary of bilateral ties.

While commenting on the current monsoon disaster in Pakistan, he stated that Pakistan is bestowed with glacial mountain ranges, which gives Pakistan abundant freshwater sources; there is an issue of water management rather than water deficiency.

He emphasized establishing stronger trade ties and mutual collaboration in the Agricultural Sector and Education sectors between both countries for the region’s sustainable development.

The seminar ended with a “Kyrgyzstan Pakistan Dosti Zindabad” by the Kyrgyzstan Ambassador. The guests were then invited to the Photo Exhibition, where the past ties of Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan were beautifully exhibited.

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