Uzbekistan assures cooperation in energy, agriculture

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Uzbekistan Furkat A Sidikov has assured cooperation to Pakistan in various fields, especially energy and agriculture.

Addressing a seminar on 23rd anniversary of the adoption of Constitution of Uzbekistan, he said Uzbekistan was promoting bilateral cooperation with Pakistan from last several years. The seminar was jointly organised by Preston University, Society of Civilisations Pakistan and Embassy of Republic of Uzbekistan.

The ambassador urged the need to enhance close cooperation between Pakistan and Uzbekistan for trade, energy and cultural exchanges between the two countries. He said, “We have good brotherly ties with Pakistan, and Pakistan always gave respect to Uzbek nationals.” He said the direct flight from Lahore to Tashkent would be operational from March next year, which would enhance tourism between the said countries.

Two scholars of M Phil. and PhD International Relations, Tariq Riaz Minhas and Tasleem Malik presented research papers on the occasion regarding Uzbekistan. A documentary on the development, tradition and culture was also shown on the occasion. The Uzbek ambassador presented shields to the keynote speakers including Prof Dr Zulfiqar Ali Qureshi and Prof Amanullah Memon of Preston University.

Pakistan Thinkers Forum (Peshawar) Chairaman Malik Liaqat Ali Tabassum presented Chitarli caps to the Uzbek ambassador and other diplomats.

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