A delegation headed by Akmal Kamalov, Deputy Chairman of Uzbekistan Railways, was given briefing by Chairman KPT on port operations. Also present were H.E. Oybek Usmanov, Ambassador of Uzbekistan, and Federal Secretary, Ministry of Maritime Affairs Rizwan Ahmed.
The 16 member Uzbekistan delegation visited the Karachi Port and witnessed container and cargo handling at KPT. The KPT assured the Uzbek side that they had sufficient capacity to handle Uzbek trade at Karachi Port. The Head of delegation Akmal Kamalov, Deputy Chairman of Uzbekistan Railways and H.E OybekUsmani Ambassador shared that they were exploring the potential of KPT and in the near future, a significant volume of Uzbekistan cargo and containers would be availing the facilities of KPT.
An interaction with the maritime business partners was also held at Port Dignitary House. Honorable Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs, Syed Ali Haider Zaidi, graced the occasion and assured the Uzbek delegation of an enabling environment to promote maritime and trade development between Uzbekistan and Pakistan which would mutually benefit both the countries. The Uzbekistan Ambassador informed the Federal Minister Ali Haider that they were fast tracking this project and Hon’ Minister reciprocated that this maritime initiative would be fast tracked and facilitated.