Islamabad, H.E. Sherali Mirzo, Defence Minister of Tajikistan alongwith delegation held a meeting with Defence Minister, Khawaja Muhammad Asif and Secretary Defence in Ministry of Defence, Rawalpindi today. Matters related to bilateral defence cooperation came under discussion. Khawaja Muhammad Asif expressed best wishes for the military and civil leadership of Tajikistan, and its people and highlighted that being neighbors of Afghanistan, both Pakistan and Tajikistan are facing similar security challenges and threats. Pakistan believes in peaceful resolution of all issues and appreciates the efforts of Tajikistan in promoting peace and stability in the region.
Defence Minister highlighted that CPEC would further provide new and unique opportunities for enhancing connectivity and integration from Gwadar to Kashgar and Murghab in Tajikistan.
Khawaja Asif said that Pakistan will continue to provide assistance in intelligence capacity building and sharing of technical expertise with Tajik Armed forces.
Tajik Defence Minister assured his government’s commitment and pledged to work with Pakistan to strengthen bilateral ties.