PM Imran Khan, Uzbek President Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyev to
have virtual summit today

ISLAMABAD, (MANEND NEWS): Prime Minister Imran Khan and
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyev will have a
Virtual Summit today (Wednesday).
The two leaders had earlier met on the sidelines of 19th Meeting of the
Council of Heads of State of SCO Member States in Bishkek on 13-14
June 2019 and the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Forum in Beijing on
26-27 April 2019.
During the Virtual Summit, the leaders will review the entire spectrum
of bilateral relations including political, trade, economic, security,
connectivity and people-to-people exchanges. The two sides would
focus on enhancing political and strategic linkages, fast tracking transit
and trade cooperation, and building educational and cultural
collaboration.
The Trans-Afghan Railway Project, agreed between Pakistan,
Uzbekistan and Afghanistan earlier this year, is a key area of focus.
Relations between Pakistan and Uzbekistan are rooted deep in
common faith, shared history, and cultural affinities — providing a firm
foundation for increased cooperation.
The two countries have increased interaction at all levels over the past
two years. The Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan visited Islamabad on 9-
10 March 2021 to hold bilateral talks with Foreign Minister Makhdoom
Shah Mahmood Qureshi. During the visit, he also met the Prime
Minister and delivered an invitation to attend the Central Asia South

Asia Regional Connectivity Conference, to be hosted by Uzbekistan in
Tashkent in July 2021.
Earlier, in February 2021, the Adviser to the Prime Minister on
Commerce and Investment, Abdul Razzak Dawood, visited Tashkent to
hold trade and transit trade talks and participate in trilateral meeting
for the construction of Trans-Afghan Railway Project with Uzbek and
Afghan authorities. A roadmap for implementation of railway line on
Termez-Mazar-e-Sharif-Kabul-Peshawar route was signed. Besides
bilateral matters, the two leaders will exchange views on key regional
and international issues. They will also deliberate on enhancing mutual
cooperation and coordination at international and regional fora. The
Virtual Summit will provide an opportunity to further build on existing
bilateral cooperation in all areas of common interest.

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