PM to attend Sustainable Transport moot in Ashgabat

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad—Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat on Nov 25-27 to lead the country’s delegation at the first-ever Global Conference on Sustainable Transport.
The Prime Minsiter is undertaking the visit at the invitation of the President of Turkmenistan, who is co-hosting the Conference along with United Nations’ Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.
The Conference, likely to be attended by around 1,500 participants including heads of state and government, ministers, civil society leaders and the UN officials, will discuss promotion and role of sustainable transport towards achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. “Pakistan is keen to improve connectivity with Central Asian States by establishing transport and communication links. These will be conducive to tapping the potential of trade, economic interaction, people-to-people contacts and tourism,” a statement by Foreign Affairs Ministry said Thursday.