Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi held a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan H.E. Sapar Isakov in Sochi today.
Prime Minister congratulated Mr. Isakov on assumption of office as Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan recently and expressed gratitude for Kyrgyzstan's support for Pakistan's SCO memberships. Prime Minister Isakov welcomed Pakistan as a valuable member of the SCO.
The two Prime Ministers exchanged views on ways to enhance cooperation in the framework of the SCO as well as bilaterally.
They expressed satisfaction that all agreements regarding CASA-1000 Project had been signed and the project was now in its implementation stage.
Both sides agreed to further enhance cooperation in all areas of mutual interest including trade and defence. They also agreed on the need for greater cooperation between the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the two countries.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi underscored that the development of a network of highways and motorways underway in Pakistan would benefit Kyrgyzstan and other countries of the region by providing connectivity to Gawadar and other ports of Pakistan. In this regard, he highlighted the significance of the Quadrilateral Traffic in Transit Agreement signed between Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, China and Kazakhstan. The Prime Minister also underscored the importance of connectivity within the ECO region, to which both Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan belong. Pakistan holds the Chair of the ECO.
Both sides agreed to develop a strong partnership between Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi extended invitation to Prime Minister Sapar Isakov to pay an official visit to Pakistan at his earliest convenience. The invitation was accepted.