Prime Minister Imran Khan has invited Tajik businessmen to invest in Pakistan.
Addressing the Pakistan-Tajikistan Business Forum on Thursday, he appreciated the cheap hydropower generated by Tajikistan and said that Pakistan expected early materialisation of the CASA-1000 project.
The prime minister appreciated the signing of business deals and memoranda of understanding (MoUs).
He told the forum that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan was extremely important for regional connectivity and Pakistan would work together with Tajikistan and other neighbouring countries of Afghanistan to support the peace process, progress and prosperity.
The prime minister added that the advancement of these objectives would also enhance connectivity and benefit the region.
The business forum was organised by the Ministry of Commerce and Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP). A total of 67 companies from Pakistan and more than 150 Tajik companies participated in the forum.
A large number of B2B meetings were held among companies representing textiles, pharmaceuticals, leather, fruits and vegetables, processed food, transport and logistics, construction, education, tourism and mining.
Fifteen MoUs were signed for joint ventures and many orders were booked by Pakistani exporters.
Addressing the Pakistan-Tajikistan Business Forum, Adviser to PM on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood said that the objective was regional connectivity and enhanced regional trade.