The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif on Friday welcomed the delegation of Kazakhastan, led by Deputy Prime Minister Serik Zhumangarin. The delegation is on official visit to attend and take part in the 11th Session of the Inter-governmental Joint Commission (IJC).
The Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif, while welcoming the delegation of Kazakhastan, appreciated that signing of three (3) Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) on Aviation, Investment and Banking Cooperation will not only empower the trade & economic ties, but will also prompt people to people contacts.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif have appreciated the decisions agreed upon during the 11th Session of the Inter-governmental Joint Commission and also expressed satisfaction on the simultaneous holding of the Joint Business Council, which has brought business people from both the nations together.
The Deputy Prime Minister Zhumangarin have further extended thanks to the Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for the warm welcome accorded to the delegation, counting that the fruitful interactions between the two nations would continue to flourish in the forthcoming days.
Prime Minister Sharif have further reiterated that “the ties between Pakistan and Kazakhstan are deepening day by day and successful holding of IJC is testimony to the growing relationship.”
Earlier on December 13, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has welcomed the 9-member parliamentary delegation, which was led by Chairman of the Kazakhastan Parliament (Lower House), Yerlan Kushanov.
Notably, the history of ties between both the nations of Pakistan and Kazakhstan dated back to 1991, when Pakistan was among the first few nation which recognized Kazakhstan when it attained independence in December 1991.
Whereas, diplomatic ties between the two nations were established in 1992. Both nations enjoy cordial ties based on a common approach towards global issues as well as mutual understanding and goodwill for each other.
Pakistan provides a natural link to connect the Eurasian heartland with the Arabian Sea and South Asia.