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Tajik Ambassador seeks business access through Pakistani ports

Posted on 07 July 2009

ISLAMABAD, Jul 2 (APP): Tajikistan is in a dire need of access to the world through Pakistani ports like Gwadar and Pakistan is also looking to import Tajik power to its northern areas, as it has the huge hydropower potentials and cheapest electricity in the world.This was stated by the Ambassador of Tajikistan, Zubaydov Zubaydullo Najotovich who called on the Federal Minister for Industries and Production Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo here Thursday.

The ambassador said that both the countries have signed about twenty agreements, protocols and memorandums of understanding (MoU’s) to extend cooperation in energy, communications, insurance, investments and industry.

He said that the government of Tajikistan shall be able to assure its electricity requirements by 2009 and will also export to the other countries.

For the advancement of the communication projects, the government has adopted strategy to construct new highways and bridges to link Tajikistan with neighboring countries, he added.

Cherishing brotherly relations between the two nations the Federal Minister Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo said that the Pakistan was one of the first countries who recognized the independence of Tajikistan.

He said that Pakistan was the first country who established diplomatic ties with it and opened Pakistan’s embassy in Dushanbe in 1993.

The minister further said that apart from trade and economic ties, Tajikistan has also spiritual and religious relations with Pakistan.

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