PM Nawaz leaves for Kazakhstan

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Published: August 25, 2015
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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is recieved by Kazakhstan's Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov on his arrival at the Astana Airport, Kazakhstan on August 25, 2015. PHOTO: PID

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is recieved by Kazakhstan's Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov on his arrival at the Astana Airport, Kazakhstan on August 25, 2015. PHOTO: PID

ISLAMABAD: 

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will pay a two-day official visit to Kazakhstan on Tuesday and discuss with its leadership ways to boost their bilateral ties.

During the visit from August 25, at the invitation of the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev, a number of agreements and MoUs are expected to be signed between Pakistan and the world’s largest landlocked country.

The premier will take along a high-level delegation to the Central Asian country that borders both China and Russia and is rich in oil and gas. The Pakistani delegation will also hold meetings with Prime Minister Karim Massimov, a statement from the Foreign Office said.

Pakistan was among the first few countries that recognised and established diplomatic relations with Kazakhstan after its independence in December 1991 following the dismemberment of Soviet Union.

PM Nawaz’s visit to Kazakhstan is reflective of his vision to enhance and strengthen Pakistan’s relations with Central Asian Republics, the statement said. In May this year the premier had visited Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan to push for gas and electricity deals respectively.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 25th, 2015. 

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Reader Comments (3)

  • joy
    Aug 25, 2015 - 12:57PM

    Modi and Nawaz may differ on everything, but when it comes to foreign jaunts both are in complete agreemtent that ” more the merrier “.Recommend

  • Sodomite
    Aug 25, 2015 - 2:14PM

    NS should take q rest for the rest of his tenure. He has achieved a big fat ZERO for Pakistan and his foreign trips are worth nothing to the people of this country. He should learn something from Raheel Shareef’s honesty and work ethic to discover why all people in Pakistan have bonded with the army and especially with Raheel Shareef.Recommend

  • shahid
    Aug 25, 2015 - 2:50PM

    Slight difference though, as at present Nawaz is visitng the suppliers group of Oil, Gas and LPG utilizing the CPEC; with which Hindus-tanis will also benefit as the TAPI line is also going to also partly supply Hindus-tan with Gas coming from CIS states; compared to Moody who is having a free ride with nothing in the works; just earning miles for free travel later. Recommend

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