Meeting of the Leader of the Nation Emomali Rahmon with the Federal Minister for Water, Energy and Defence of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Khawaja Muhammad Asif
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DUSHANBE, 17.03.2017 /NIAT Khovar/. The Founder of Peace and National Unity � Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan, His Excellency Emomali Rahmon received today the current Minister of Defence and Federal Minister for Water and Power of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Khawaja Muhammad Asif.
The head of state Emomali Rahmon expressed his satisfaction with the strengthening and expansion of the multilateral ties between the two countries since the establishment of diplomatic relations which will mark 25th anniversary this year and stressed that its fruits have grown rapidly in the field of energy and security.
The two sides highly appraised the results of joint Tajik � Pakistani security services cooperation to combating modern challenges and threats in the region � the struggle against International terrorism and extremism.
The parties considered the issues of cooperation in the areas of regional importance � energy, oil and gas, use of transport and transit opportunities, deemed it reasonable to revitalize the Joint Working Group on Energy and Infrastructure Issues and the effective work of its Joint Subgroup on Oil and Gas Cooperation in the field of implementation of CASA-1000 power project.
In order to increase the volume of trade turnover between the two countries, taking into account the great opportunities in this direction, it was suggested to use the purposeful and effective activity of the Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation.
Source: National information agency of Tajikistan