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PM Shehbaz Sharif, President Tokayev discuss Bilateral Ties on the sidelines of the 6th CICA Summit in Astana

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif held a meeting with President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on the sidelines of the 6th CICA Summit in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Thursday, ARY News reported citing Radio Pakistan.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Sharif & Kazakhstan’s President Tokayev discussed matters about the promotion of bilateral cooperation and mutual interest. The PM also represented Pakistan at the 6th CICA summit in Astana, Kazakhstan.

President Tokayev expressed gratitude to PM Sharif for his arrival in Astana for the CICA Summit and for supporting Kazakhstani initiatives aimed at further institutional development of the forum.

The President noted that Pakistan is one of the country’s key partners in South Asia. He was satisfied with the dynamics of the development of trade-economic ties between the two nations.

The parties noted prospects for establishing cooperation in the transport, transit, and logistics, energy sectors. They also stressed the importance of further resumption of direct air service between the countries.

Earlier on Wednesday, the PM Sharif arrived in Astana, Kazakhstan, to attend the 6th CICA summit. On arrival, he was received by the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Kazakhstan.

Astana: Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Kazakhstan H.E Yerulan Zhamaubayev and Ambassador Yerzhan Kistafin see off Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif at Nur Sultan Nazarbayev International Airport ( 13 October , 2022)

The Prime Minister is accompanied by cabinet members and other high-ranking officials.

Earlier, in his tweets, the Prime Minister said this forum is capable of shaping a new configuration of economic cooperation and security in Asia through greater connectivity.

The Prime Minister pointed out that the world faces the prospect of a recession fuelled by an increase in energy and food prices. Hence, he said there is a greater need to promote engagement and understanding to form win-win partnerships.

He said climate-induced disasters call for synergized efforts for mutually beneficial outcomes.

The Prime Minister in his address to the CICA highlighted the significance of this unique forum for the promotion of dialogue, harmony and cooperation amongst Asian countries to cope with common challe

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Mr. Rizwan Haider Shah is Executive Director & Bureau Chief Gilgit-Baltistan at Global Affairs. He can be reached at rizwan.shah@globalaffairs.com.pk

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