CPEC will link Muryhab: Dastgir

Staff Report
ISLAMABAD: Tajikistan ambassador Sherali Jononov called on defence minister Khurram Dastgir Khan on Tuesday, whereat Dastgir mentioned, “china pakistan economic corridor (CPEC) will further provide new and unique opportunities for enhancing connectivity and integration from Gwadar to Kashgar and Muryhab in Tajikistan;” an official statement said.

He highlighted that being neighbours of Afghanistan both Pakistan and Tajikistan are facing similar security challenges and threats.

“Pakistan believes in peaceful resolution of all issues and appreciates the efforts of Tajikistan in promotion of peace and stability in the region”, Dastgir added.

He offered avenues for working out mechanisms for accelerating intelligence cooperation through high level interaction and exchange of military delegation/ training of their armed forces in order to fight international crime and terrorism.

Defence minister Dastgir conveyed readiness of Pakistan to enhance the capacity of the armed forces of Tajikistan in areas of mutual interest especially through required technical assistance and defence industry.