Qureshi for enhancing bilateral relations with Tajikistan

ISLAMABAD, April 11 (APP):Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi Thursday underscored the importance of enhancing bilateral relations with Tajikistan, saying Pakistan desires strong ties with its neighbours and a peaceful neighborhood would benefit all.

Qureshi said this when he was paid a courtesy call by the Defence Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan, Colonel-Gen Sherali Mirzo, a foreign affairs ministry press release said.

The Tajik defence minister is leading a delegation to Islamabad on the invitation of Pakistan’s Defence Minister Pervez Khattak.

During the meeting, both sides expressed satisfaction on the steady growth of defence cooperation and also discussed a whole range of issues surrounding bilateral relations between Pakistan and Tajikistan.

On behalf of the Tajik Foreign Minister, Sirodjidin Aslov, the Tajik defence minister extended an official invitation to Qureshi to visit Tajikistan at his convenience.

During his three-day official visit which started on April 9, Colonel-Gen Sherali Mirzo has paid a courtesy call on the President of Pakistan and met with his Pakistani counterpart.

He also called on the Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.