Tajikistan keen to strengthen ties with Pakistan: Ambassador

ISLAMABAD: The Ambassador of Tajikestan Sherali Jononov called on National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. ® Nasser Khan Janjua Wednesday.

Besides 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 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.

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 also 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.

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.

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