Pakistan, Tajikistan ‘face similar’ security challenges: Asif

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Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has said that Pakistan will continue to provide assistance in intelligence capacity building and sharing of technical expertise with the armed forces of Tajikistan.

This understanding came during a meeting between President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon and Khawaja Asif in Islamabad Thursday.

During the huddle, the defence minister said being neighbours of Afghanistan, both Pakistan and Tajikistan are facing similar security challenges and threats including terrorism and drug trafficking across the border.

The minister expressed best wishes for the military and civil leadership of Tajikistan, and its people. “Pakistan believes in the peaceful resolution of all issues and appreciates the efforts of Tajikistan in promoting peace,” he added.