PR No. 31 Islamabad: December 05, 2017

 H.E Sherali Jononov, Ambassador for Tajikistan called on Minister for Defence, Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan here in Ministry of Defence today. Minister for Defence expressed well wishes for the military and civil leadership of the Tajikistan and its people.

Federal Minister highlighted that being neighbours of Afghanistan both Pakistan and Tajikistan are facing similar security challenges and threats. “Pakistan believes in peaceful resolution of all issues and appreciates the efforts of Tajikistan in promotion of peace and stability in the region”, he added.

Defence Minister. Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan also mentioned that CPEC would further provide new and unique opportunities for enhancing connectivity and integration from Gwadar to Kashgar and Muryhab in Tajikistan.

Federal Minister offered avenues for working out mechanisms for accelerating intelligence cooperation through high level interaction and exchange of military delegation /training of their armed forces in order to fight international crime and terrorism.

Defence Minister also conveyed readiness of Pakistan to enhance the capacity of the Armed Forces of Tajikistan in areas of mutual interest especially through required technical assistance and defence industry.