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At invitation of the Prime Minster of Pakistan, the President of Tajikistan, His Excellency Mr. Emomali Rahmon will visit Pakistan on 12-13 November, 2015. This will be President Rahmon’s sixth visit to Pakistan. The Tajik President will be accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising Ministers and other senior officials. A number of leading businessmen of Tajikistan would also accompany the President.

In his two days stay in Islamabad, the Tajik President will meet the Prime Minister and President.

The visit of the Tajik President is part of regular high-level exchanges between the two brotherly countries. The visit is of greater significance, especially in the context of the shared desire to enhance cooperation in political, economic, energy, infrastructure development for rail and road links, air connectivity, social, human resource development and cultural spheres, defence and security relations. CASA-1000, a project of regional energy cooperation among Tajikistan, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan, would be another major area of cooperation that would come under discussion.

Pakistan was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with the brotherly country of Tajikistan soon after its independence in 1991. The bilateral relations between the two countries are based on mutual respect, shared interests and brotherhood and have been growing positively and steadily over the years.

09 November 2015

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