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Afghanistan’s peace is essential to the region: Imran Khan

Imran Khan, Pakistan’s prime minister, said on Thursday that peace in Afghanistan is critical for the region’s stability and that Islamabad wanted for the country’s stability.

After arriving in Uzbekistan for a two-day visit, Prime Minister imran khan addressed the Pakistan-Uzbekistan Business Forum.

Both nations have ancient cultural links, according to PM Khan, who also stated that economic relations between Pakistan and Uzbekistan must be strengthened.

The Prime Minister stated that a revolution in the area will be created in the railway project Pakistan-Afghanistan-Uzbekistan, and he said that Islamabad wanted peace in Afghanistan.

The PM is anticipated during the visit to have ‘broad discussions’ on trade, economic co-operation, and connectivity with President Mirziyoyev, which would cover an ‘entire gamut of bilateral ties’ The statement added that the two leaders “share their opinions on mutually interesting regional and international problems.”

“To enhance bilateral cooperation in many fields, a number of agreements/MoUs are expected to be inked,” said the statement.

The inaugural Pakistan-Uzbekistan Business Forum will also speak with PM Imran.

Apart from the speech at the forum, at the request of the President of Uzbekistan, the Prime Minister will also take part in the conference “Regional Connectivity of Central and South Asia: Challenges and Opportunities.”

Ministers and high-level representatives from Central and South Asia as well as other key nations, international organizations, international finance institutions, think tanks, and academics will participate in the conference.

The FO stated that the PM will stress his vision for “Naya Pakistan,” Pakistan’s constructive contribution to regional and international peace and security, and its move from geopolitics to geoeconomics during his visit.

The FO has announced the Joint Intergovernmental Committee (JIGC) and the Joint Business Board (JBC) would also have a 6th meeting in Tashkent on 14 July before the PM visit.

This is the third time PM Imran meets the President of Uzbekistan. Twice before the BRI Forum in Beijing and the Bishkek SCO Summit, the two leaders interacted. On 14 April, they conducted a virtual two-way summit.

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