Tajikestan wants to strengthen defence, other ties with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Tajikistan is keen interest to further strengthen ties with Pakistan in multiple areas including defence, security, energy sector, trade and regional connectivity, Ambassador of Tajikestan Sherali Jononov said.

The Ambassador who called National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. ® Nasser Khan Janjua here, said that over the years both Pakistan and Tajikistan had successfully developed excellent cooperative relations.

“Tajikistan Government is keen to strengthen these ties further by extending cooperation in multiple areas including defence, security, energy sector, trade and regional connectivity “ he added.

During the meeting, matters pertaining to promotion of bilateral relations, issues regarding defence cooperation, overall regional security situation and details regarding the forthcoming visit of NSA to Tajikistan also came under discussion.

The Ambassador also acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan’s commitment and efforts against terrorism and stressed the need for well planned coordinated political efforts by all regional countries to tackle the regional challenges.

He highlighted the fact that the two countries shared views on major regional and international issues concerning peace and security.

He also expressed gratitude to Pakistan for providing counter terrorism training to Tajikistan’s defence, security and police officials to enhance their professional capacity.

The Ambassador expressed hope that the forthcoming visit of NSA to Tajikistan would be well productive.

On the occasion, NSA said that Pakistan attached great importance to cordial and multifaceted ties with Tajikistan.

Both countries have immense potential to expand the spectrum of bilateral relations as Pakistan could offer excellent opportunity to Tajikistan for greater connectivity.