Sun. Jul 21st, 2019

Regional connectivity:Pakistan backs railway cooridor with Central Asian States

Atif Abbas

Islamabad:akistan has backed the Railway Corridor between  Pakistan, Afghanistan and  Central Asian Stars to enhance connectivity of the region with China, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Europe.

The Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister Elyor Ganiev on Monday gave a detailed briefing on the transport railway corridor-Uzbekistan-Mazar-i-Sharif-Kabul-Peshawar.The Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister conveyed warm greetings of the Uzbek President.

Appreciating the briefing, The Prime Minister Imran khan also stressed the importance of reinforcing political, economic, energy and cultural collaboration between Pakistan and Uzbekistan, as part of Pakistan’s vision for deeper engagement in Central.

The Prime Minister agreed that the Railway link will not only benefit Pakistan, Afghanistan and CARs but also enhance connectivity of the region with China, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Europe.

The Prime Minister also stressed the importance of reinforcing political, economic, energy and cultural collaboration between Pakistan and Uzbekistan, as part of Pakistan’s vision for deeper engagement in Central Asia.

The Prime Minister highlighted the historic and cultural bonds between Pakistan and Uzbekistan and underscored the importance of closer trade, economic and energy links between the two countries.

The Prime Minister also recalled his interaction with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) in Beijing in April 2019 focused on bilateral relations and connectivity.

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