On Thursday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Pakistan is resolved to comprehensively upgrade engagement with Central Asian countries through its “Vision Central Asia” policy.
He was talking with President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev of Kazakhstan on the sidelines of the SCO Council of Heads of State meeting in Dushanbe.
Prime Minister Imran Khan underlined the importance of connectivity and Pakistan’s pivotal position in providing the shortest access route to the sea.
He also highlighted the significance of the Trans-Afghan railway project connecting Termez-Mazar-e-Sharif-Kabul-Jalalabad-Peshawar.
The Prime Minister also elaborated his vision of socio-economic development and shifting the country’s priority from geo-politics to geo-economics.
Imran Khan stated peace and stability in Afghanistan are important for Pakistan and the region. He stressed that the international community had to remain engaged to support the Afghan people.
The two leaders exchanged views on bilateral relations and discussed key regional and international issues.
The two leaders also agreed to further enhance Pakistan-Kazakhstan relations in diverse fields.