The Prime Minister of Pakistan and the President of Tajikistan both underlined the imperative for an inclusive administration to be formed in Afghanistan, concurring that a peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan is to the security, prosperity and development of the region.
According to a statement from the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Tajik President, Emomali Rahmon paid a visit to Pakistan, upon an official invitation of the Pakistani Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif.
The two leaders discussed a wide range of joint development matters as well as global and regional matters of shared interest during the president of Tajikistan’s two-day official visit to Pakistan.
The president of Tajikistan and the prime minister of Pakistan also exchanged congratulations on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the start of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Tajikistan.
Both sides reaffirmed their commitment to fostering additional bilateral cooperation in the areas of security and counterterrorism in order to address security challenges facing their countries as well as other countries in the region.
The officials of the two countries also signed 8 cooperation agreements and memorandums of understanding vis-a-vis combating drug trafficking, trade and transit, industry and technology, and customs.
A call for the establishment of an inclusive government in Afghanistan was made by the parties, who also announced an agreement between Islamabad and Dushanbe to increase their joint efforts to combat terrorism and support security and peace in Afghanistan.
This occurs at a time when many countries in the world community, particularly those in the region, are growing concerned about the resurgence of terrorism in Afghanistan while the current Afghan government is still operating without international recognition.