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(2017-01-12) The Kyrgyz Minister of Economy His Excellency Arzybek Kozhoshev, accompanied with a senior official delegation, called on Syed Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today. Mr. Arzybek Kozhoshev is visiting Pakistan to co-chair 3rd Session of Joint Ministerial Commission held in Islamabad on 11-12 January 2017.

The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs said that Pakistan greatly values close brotherly relations with Kyrgyzstan and is keen to further strengthen these ties in all fields. The Special Assistant informed him about the Government’s vision and special focus aimed at promoting prosperity through regional connectivity. He emphasized that various connectivity projects initiated by the Government of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif would prove engine of growth and development in the region and beyond.

The Kyrgyz Minister of Economy appreciated the accomplishments made by Pakistan in area of connectivity which he said would go a long way in realizing the true economic potential of the region. Recalling his visit as fruitful, he said Kyrgyzstan would like to benefit from these infrastructure projects connecting Pakistan with Central Asia. Kyrgyzstan would work on developing awareness among the Kyrgyz entrepreneurs to gainfully avail the infrastructure projects in Pakistan which offer shortest possible route to seaports in Pakistan.

A presentation by Chairman National Highways Authority (NHA) on various connectivity projects connecting Pakistan with Central Asia preceded the meeting and was deeply appreciated by the visiting delegation.

12 January 2017

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