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PM Imran Khan Visits Tajikistan From Tomorrow

Prime Minister Imran Khan will be paying a two-day official visit to Tajikistan from tomorrow to participate in the 20th Shanghai Cooperation Organization Council Of Heads Of State Summit in Dushanbe.

The Prime Minister will be accompanied by a High-Level Ministerial Delegation.

This will be the third visit of the Prime Minister to Central Asia, underlining Pakistan’s enhanced engagement with the region.

Shanghai Cooperation Organization is an 8-member permanent Inter-Governmental Trans-Regional Organization. It was established in Shanghai on 15 June 2001.

Pakistan became an SCO observer in 2005 and a full member in June 2017 during Astana SCO-CHS Summit. Russia, China, India, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz republic and Tajikistan are other SCO members.

The Prime Minister will have bilateral meetings with other participating leaders on the sidelines.

The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the first meeting of Pakistan-Tajikistan Business Forum for which a group of Pakistani businessmen will also visit Dushanbe.

The Joint Business Forum will catalyze growing trade and investment relations and promote business to business contacts between the trading communities of both sides. A meeting of Pakistan-Tajikistan Joint Business Council will also be held on the sidelines.