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Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Tashkent


Islamabad: July 15, 21 – (TDI) On the invitation of Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Prime Minister Imran Khan will travel to Tashkent for two days. Foreign Office announced on Wednesday. Prime Minister Imran Khan will conduct an official visit to Uzbekistan on July 15-16, 2021, at the invitation of His Excellency President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, according to the announcement. According to the FO, the Prime Minister will lead a high-level delegation that will include his foreign minister and other cabinet members. He will be accompanied by a huge delegation of Pakistan’s top business leaders. The PM will undertake “wide-ranging conversations” with President Mirziyoyev during his visit, covering “the full range of bilateral ties, with a special focus on trade, economic cooperation, and connectivity.” The two presidents will also “discuss views on regional and international topics of mutual concern,” according to the statement. According to the announcement, “several agreements/MoUs are planned to be inked aimed at increasing bilateral cooperation in a variety of fields.” PM Imran will also speak at the Pakistan-Uzbekistan Business Forum, which will be held for the first time. In addition to his address to the forum, the prime minister will attend a conference at the invitation of the Uzbek president on “Central and South Asia Regional Connectivity: Challenges and Opportunities.” Ministers and high-ranking officials from Central and South Asian countries, as well as other key countries, international organizations, international financial institutions, think tanks, and academics, will attend the conference.

According to the FO, the PM will underline his vision of “Naya Pakistan,” Pakistan’s beneficial contribution to regional and international peace and security, and the change from geopolitics to geoeconomics during his visit. According to the FO, the two sides will conduct the 6th session of the Joint Inter-Governmental Commission (JIGC) and the inaugural session of the Joint Business Council (JBC) in Tashkent on July 14 ahead of the PM’s visit. PM Imran will meet Uzbek President Islam Karimov for the third time. The two leaders had previously met on the margins of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing and the SCO Summit in Bishkek. On April 14, they also had a virtual bilateral summit.

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