Pakistan, Tajikistan possess immense potential to expand spectrum of bilateral ties: Nasser Janjua

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: National Security Adviser, Lt. Gen. (Retd) Nasser Khan Janjua on Tuesday stressed significance of enhancing cooperation in education sector and people-to-people contacts between Pakistan and Tajikistan which would carry forward bilateral ties to newer heights.

Pakistan attaches great importance to cordial and multifaceted ties with Tajikistan. Pakistan and Tajikistan look towards each other as strategic partners, he said this while talking to Ambassador of Tajikistan, Sherali Jononov, who called on Nasser Khan Janjua.

The meeting was held here to share and exchange views after recent visit of NSA to Tajikistan. He said Pakistan and Tajikistan have immense potential to expand spectrum of bilateral relations as Pakistan could offer excellent opportunity to Tajikistan for greater connectivity.

The Ambassador expressed great satisfaction and congratulated NSA for conducting a very successful visit to Tajikistan. The Ambassador said that he had received very positive feedback from Dushanbe regarding the most rewarding interaction between the two sides during his visit.

He said the visit has brought two sides very close to each other, adding that over the years both Pakistan and Tajikistan had successfully developed cooperative strategic relations.

“Tajikistan government is keen to strengthen these ties further by extending cooperation in multiple areas including defence, security, energy, trade and regional connectivity for which visits of high level delegates are helpful,” he added.

The Ambassador highlighted the fact that two countries have same views on all major regional and international issues concerning peace and security. He acknowledged Pakistan’s commitment and efforts against terrorism which reflected a national resolve and unity.

He expressed gratitude to Pakistan for providing counter terrorism training to Tajikistan’s defence, security and police officials to enhance their professional capacity.