PM Imran Khan offers Tajik President to use Gwadar Port
by Shafqat Ali
ISLAMABAD, June 3 (Gwadar Pro) - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan welcomed Tajikistan to use the facility of Gwadar Seaport when meeting with the visiting Tajik President on Wednesday afternoon.
The Pakistani Prime Minister highlighted that Pakistani seaports offered the most efficient and economic route to Central Asian countries including Tajikistan.
In these regards the president of Tajikistan offered to convene a Joint Working Group to address issues of transit trade at the earliest and invite Afghanistan to participate in the meeting to boost trade and commerce.
President Rahmon expressed interests in accessing the ports of Gwadar and Karachi, the “shortest trade route” to help the landlocked Central Asian state connect with the region. For this purpose, he supported the establishment of a trade corridor, on the lines of CPEC, passing through Pakistan, said the statement.
Later, at a joint news conference with PM Khan, President Rahmon stressed “full-fledged cooperation” between Dushanbe and Islamabad to manage energy and water resources and also tapping the potential of the CASA-1000 power project - a regional electricity generation project linking Central Asia and South Asia.