President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmanov held a meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif following the 13th ECO Summit in Islamabad.

Welcoming the Tajik President in Islamabad, the Prime Minister emphasized the nature of close fraternal relations between Pakistan and Tajikistan, based on shared goals of peace, prosperity and progress.

The Prime Minister stressed that regional connectivity is crucial for ECO and the outcome of the 13th ECO Summit will enhance cooperation among ECO member states in areas of trade, energy, agriculture and industry.

Nawaz Sharif expressed grief over the loss of innocent lives and destruction of infrastructure due recent adverse weather in Tajikistan.

The Prime Minister Pakistan will provide assistance worth of 500 million rupees for the people of Tajikistan at this difficult juncture.

The two leaders expressed satisfaction on the progress achieved in the economic sphere particularly with regard to CASA-1000 project.

The Prime minister underscored the need for further enhancing trade, energy and defence cooperation.

The Tajik President thanked Pakistan for supporting in principle approval of Tajikistan’s accession to the quadrilateral transit traffic agreement which would enhance connectivity and trade between the two countries.

The President of Tajikistan lauded Pakistan on hosting the 13th ECO Summit.