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Pakistan and Tajikistan Signed Trade Agreements

September 18, 2021

Pakistan and Tajikistan signed several agreements and memorandums of understanding on Friday for cooperation in a variety of fields, including trade, investment, banking, tourism, and information and broadcasting. PM Imran Khan and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon witnessed the signing of agreement papers at the Qasr-i-Millat here, following a one-on-one meeting between the two leaders and talks between their respective delegations. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Prime Minister’s Adviser on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Dushanbe Imran Haider, and Tajik counterparts signed the documents on behalf of their respective countries.

The following agreements and accords were signed on the occasion: a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the governments of Pakistan and Tajikistan for cooperation in the fields of tourism, hospitality, and investment in the tourism sector; a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two governments for mutual cooperation in the development of archives and libraries; and a protocol to amend the existing convention between the two countries to avoid double taxation related to money laundering-related predicate offences and terrorism financing; and, an MOU on supervisory cooperation between the National Bank of Tajikistan and the State Bank of Pakistan..

Prime Minister Khan stated at a joint press conference with President Rahmon that the two sides held extensive talks to strengthen cooperation in various fields and find ways to increase trade of goods, including textile and pharmaceutical products. The prime minister congratulated Tajikistan’s president on hosting the 20th meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s Council of Heads of State. He stated that he and his delegation were impressed by Tajikistan’s progress. “We have seen the growth, buildings, and greenery. I believe you have a strong interest in development. “We are blown away,” he added.

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