close
Tuesday November 30, 2021

Pakistan-Uzbek ties strengthening: governor

June 28, 2021

LAHORE:Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar has said Pakistan and Uzbekistan have long and deep historical cultural ties and both countries are getting closer and closer with passage of time.

The governor met with Deputy Governor of Namangan region of Uzbekistan along with a 14-member delegation comprising deputy ministers of investment and foreign trade departments, senior officials and top businessman of Namangan region.

The meeting took place in Governor’s House. They agreed to promote cooperation in trade, economy, and culture and in other areas of common interest. Details revealed that the Inamov Okibjon, deputy governor of Namangan region of Uzbekistan, Abdullayev Nodirbek from ministry of investment and foreign trade, Muzaffar Abdug from ministry of economic development and other officials joined the meeting.

Pakistani businessmen Mian Ahsan, Talat Mehmood, Anwar A Ghani, Anjam Nisar, Azmat Saeed, Awais Rauf, Fawad Mukhtar and others also joined the meeting as well. Uzbek delegation expressed interest to invest in Pakistan in various sectors and lauded the government's efforts to facilitate foreign investors.

Talking to the delegation, Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar said both Pakistan and Uzbekistan have long and deep historical cultural ties, both countries are getting closer and closer with passage of time.

Railway corridor from Uzbekistan to Afghan city Mazar Sharif and Peshawar is a historical project. Through this project economic routes to China and Europe can be linked, he added. The governor welcomed Uzbek investors’ keen interest to invest in different sectors of Pakistan.

He said cooperation between Pakistan and Uzbekistan in trade, economy and energy need to be strengthened. All foreign investors intending to invest in Pakistan will be provided with all facilities and security, he added.

Deputy Governor of Namangan region of Uzbekistan Inamov Okibjon said, “Our investors have already put investment in Pakistan and we will increase this further. Uzbek government is cooperating with Pakistan in the health and education sector. Tourism and cultural ties are being extended. The Deputy Governor of Namangan region applauded the government's efforts to tackle the corona crises.