Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan agree to boost economic cooperation

The two leaders also agreed to enhance political exchanges and people-to-people contacts


Web Desk May 21, 2015
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif shakes hands with Prime Minister of Kyrgyztan Sariev Temir in Bishkek, Kyrgyztan on May 21, 2015. PHOTO: PID

Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan have agreed to increase cooperation in economy, trade and energy, Radio Pakistan reported.

In a meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Kyrgyz counterpart Sariyev Temir in Bishkek, the two leaders agreed to enhance political exchanges and people-to-people contacts.

Nawaz appreciated the political maturity which the people of Kyrgyzstan have shown in developing its democratic culture and norms. He said Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan have common a history, culture, faith and desire for peaceful, stable and prosperous region.

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Addressing a joint news conference, Nawaz said Pakistan enjoyed excellent bilateral relations with Kyrgyzstan. The premier expressed his desire to deepen relations with the Central Asian state. Both the countries have shared interests for peace and stability in the region with common views on regional and international issues, added the prime minister.



PHOTO:PID

Agreements

The agreements signed between Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan on Thursday include cooperation in disaster management and anti-narcotics.

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Prime ministers of both the countries witnessed the agreement signing ceremony.

Earlier, Nawaz arrived in Bishkek on an official visit to Kyrgyzstan after concluding a two-day visit to Turkmenistan.

In the formal welcome ceremony at the airport, he was given guard of honour, and national anthems of the two countries were played on the occasion.

Federal Ministers Khurram Dastgir, Khawaja Asif, Minister of State Jam Kamal, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Tariq Fatemi and Political Secretary to the PM Asif Kirmani are accompanying the prime minister.

COMMENTS (3)

Ramallah Khan | 6 years ago | Reply Look at the fun. Where is the common history, culture, faith between Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan and desire for peaceful, stable and prosperous region is something Pakistan its self has not achieved. Also two agreements between both the countries have been signed for cooperation in disaster management and anti-narcotics where Pakistan's record is by far dismal by any standards. Why waste public money on such foreign jaunts Mr. Nawaz Sharief.
Ibrar | 6 years ago | Reply @rizwan: Agree that is the way forward although, given the nature of our issues with India and trust level between the two, will be a hindrance to the process. Passage through Pakistan should only be allowed if India is prepared to at least resolve those issues that can be sorted with relative ease.
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