Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar on Sunday declared that both Pakistan and Uzbekistan has long and deep historic cultural and religious ties and both countries are getting closer and closer with passage of every day.
“Railway corridor from Uzbekistan to Afghan city Mazar-i-Sharif and Peshawar is a historic project, which will benefit the entire region.”
Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar was talking to Deputy Governor of Namangan region of Uzbekistan who along with a 14 members delegation called on him.
The delegation included deputy ministers of Investment and foreign trade departments, senior officials and top businessman of Namangan region. The meeting took place at Governor House wherein both parties agreed to promote cooperation in trade, economy, and culture and in other areas of common interest.
Deputy Governor of Namangan region of Uzbekistan Inamov Okibjon; Abdullayev Nodirbek from ministry of investment and foreign trade; Muzaffar Abdug from ministry of economic development and other officials joined the meeting in Governor House Lahore.
Pakistani businessmen Mian Ahsan, Talat Mehmood, Anwar A Ghani, Anjum Nisar, Azmat Saeed, Awais Rauf, Fawad Mukhtar and other also Joined the meeting as well.
Uzbek delegation expressed interest to invest in Pakistan in various sectors and lauded government efforts to facilitate foreign investors.
Talking to delegation, Punjab Governor Ch Sarwar said that railway corridor from Uzbekistan to Afghan city Mazar Sharif and Peshawar will help link the entire region to China and Europe.
The governor welcomed the Uzbek investor’s keen interest to invest in different sectors of Pakistan.
The Punjab governor said that cooperation between Pakistan and Uzbekistan in trade, economy and energy need to be strengthened; all foreign investors intending to invest in Pakistan will be provided with all facilities and security he added.
Deputy Governor of Namangan region of Uzbekistan Inamov Okibjon said that our investors have already put investment in Pakistan and we will increase this further. Uzbek govt. is cooperating with Pakistan in health and education sector. Tourism and cultural ties are being extended.
Deputy Governor of Namangan region applauded Pakistan’s govt. efforts to tackle corona crises.