Pakistan, Tajikistan destined to achieve progress together

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Tajikistan celebrates Independence Day

Ashraf Ansari

Islamabad—Ambassador and Mrs. Sherali S. Jononov hosted a reception here to mark Independence Day of the Republic of Tajikistan. The Federal Minister for Water and Power, Khawaja Muhammad Asif was Chief Guest on the occasion.
Pakistan and Tajikistan enjoy cordial and cooperative relations. The two countries are bound together by history, culture and geography. There have been people to people contacts between these regions over centuries. Tajikistan is a partner in the Chinese vision of One Belt One Road. The China Pakistan Economic Corridor will usher in a new era of progress and prosperity in Pakistan and Tajikistan.
The Federal Minister for Water and Power, Khawaja Muhammad Asif said, Pakistan and Tajikistan share identical views on major issues of the world. They are working together to promote peace and security in the region.
The Tajikistan ambassador is one of the popular envoys stationed in Islamabad. Ever since his arrival in Islamabad, he has been working to promote bilateral relations with a sense of commitment. He not only enjoys respect and warmth in the government and diplomatic circles but also is held in high esteem by the Pakistani people.
The aura at the reception reflected growing friendly relations between Pakistan and Tajikistan. Tajikistan is helping Pakistan in overcoming its power shortage. The two countries are cooperating with each other in various vital fields. The two countries signed CASA-1000 project agreement on May 12, this year along with Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan. This project is based on creating a power corridor linking the four countries. It is the first inter-regional joint project of Central and South Asia. Another important event which was held in Dushanbe, 24,25 May this year was a ‘Pakistan Trade Caravan’ and ‘Mango Festival’.
Tajikistan during 25 years of its independence has made significant progress in economic, social and international relations. The country is moving ahead on way to greater development on the basis of balanced policies of its leaders.