ISLAMABAD, Sep 15 (APP): Ambassador of Uzbekistan Furqat Sidiqov Friday said that his government is keen to further strengthen ties with Pakistan through extending cooperation in multiple areas.
The ambassador called on National Security Adviser Lt. Gen ® Nasser Khan Janjua in which issues regarding defence cooperation and overall regional security situation were discussed.
He said over the years, both Pakistan and Uzbekistan had successfully developed excellent diplomatic relations. “Uzbekistan government is keen to strengthen these ties further by extending cooperation in multiple areas including political, defence and economic sector such as trade, energy and agriculture,” he said.
The ambassador also acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan’s commitment and efforts against terrorism and stressed the need for well-planned coordinated efforts by all countries in the region to tackle their challenges through regional solutions on the basis of political dialogue.
He also highlighted the fact that the two countries shared views on major regional and international issues concerning peace and security.
Nasser said that Uzbekistan was a brotherly Muslim country and Pakistan attached great importance to cordial and cooperative relations with Uzbekistan. “Both countries have immense potential to expand the spectrum of bilateral relations.” He also appreciated the approach of Uzbek government towards different regional issues.
The ambassador also extended an invitation to National Security Adviser Nasser Khan Janjua for participation in forthcoming International High Level Conference on Security and Sustainable Development in Central Asia to be held in Uzbekistan from November 9-11.