Janjua, Tajik Defence Minister discuss bilateral ties

ISLAMABAD: National Security Adviser to the Prime Minister Lt Gen ® Nasser Khan Janjua held a meeting with Defence Minister of Tajikistan Sherali Mirzo and discussed matters of bilateral interest.

On the invitation of the Secretary Security Council of the Republic of Tajikistan, National Security Adviser to the Prime Minister Lt Gen ® Nasser Khan Janjua was on a two-day (28-29 September) official visit to Tajikistan.

On Friday, he met Sherali Mirzo and also held talks with his counterpart Abdurahim Qahhorov, Secretary Security Council of Tajikistan.

During these meetings, both sides exchanged views on growing defence and security cooperation between the two countries and resolved to further expand the same to mutual benefit.

Both sides also expressed satisfaction at the bilateral economic and trade cooperation and expressed hope that Tajikistan’s connectivity with Pakistani seaports through CPEC will help increase the bilateral trade volume manifold.

They also exchanged views on issues of mutual and regional interest, especially with focus on peace and stability in Afghanistan.

They agreed that regional countries need to play an active role to end the conflict through peaceful means and peace in Afghanistan will benefit the whole region.

The Tajik side appreciated Pakistan’s immense sacrifices in the war against terror as well as the successes it has achieved over the last few years to defeat the menaces of extremism and terrorism in Pakistan and the region.