Pakistan and Uzbekistan to expand trade ties via direct land route

Uzbek delegation is on a three-day visit to Pakistan

The five-member Uzbek delegation, led by Lt. Gen. Victor Makhmudov visited Torkahm today.

The visiting delegation witnessed the arrival of cargo trucks from Uzbekistan and also received a briefing by the relevant authorities at Michni post.

Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Dr. Moeed Yusuf, Commerce and Investment Advisor Abdul Razak Dawood and other senior officials of the Ministry of Commerce and National Security Division (NSD) were also present on the occasion.

“The visit to Torkham by the Uzbek delegation underscores the immense benefits awaiting to be reaped by all the regional countries and symbolizes that connectivity is the future of the region” the official statement said.

“Connectivity is an important part of Ministry of Commerce’s ‘Silk Route Reconnect’ policy” to boost Pakistan’s trade with Afghanistan, Central Asian Republics and beyond, Razzak Dawood said.

In the second leg of the trip, the delegation visited Pakistan Military Academy (PMA), Kakul where the visiting dignitary received a briefing from the Commandant and witnessed training of military cadets. While praising the standards of training and professionalism of the academy, Lt. Gen. Makhmudov showed interest in sending Uzbek military officers for training to PMA.

Lt. Gen. Victor Makhmudov is on a three-day visit to Pakistan. On November 2, Pakistan and Uzbekistan signed a protocol for the establishment of a Joint Security Commission to “strengthen coordination on security and regional connectivity” between the two countries.

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