Tajikistan keen to strengthen ties with Pakistan: envoy

Pic03-065 ISLAMABAD: Oct 03 – National Security Adviser Lt. General Nasser Janjua in a meeting with Ambassador of Tajikistan to Pakistan Sherali Jononov. ONLINE PHOTO

ISLAMABAD: National Security Adviser Lt Gen (Retd) Nasser Khan Janjua on Tuesday stressed the significance of enhancing cooperation in the 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, he said, adding the two countries look towards each other as strategic partners.

He was talking to Tajik Ambassador Sherali Jononov, who called on Janjua.

The meeting was held here to share and exchange views after the recent visit of NSA to Tajikistan.

He said Pakistan and Tajikistan have immense potential to expand the spectrum of bilateral relations, as Pakistan could offer an 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 counterterrorism training to Tajikistan’s defence, security and police officials to enhance their professional capacity.