Thursday, March 24, 2011

 Pakistan and Uzbekistan on Thursday inked an Agreement and a Memorandum of Understanding on ease in transport and transit of goods and cooperation in veterinary sciences. Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani and his Uzbek counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoyev witnessed the signing ceremony as the representatives of Pakistan and Uzbekistan inked the documents.

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar signed the Agreement that included its ratification on transport and transit of goods. From Uzbek side, Minister for Economics Ravshan Gulomov inked the agreement.

The Agreement envisages free traffic in transit to the carriers of contracting parties through multi-model transport system in accordance with their existing national laws and regulations.

Minister for Privatization Syed Naveed Qamar and Uzbek Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Zafar Ruziev signed the MoU on cooperation in the fields of animal husbandry and veterinary sciences.

Prime Minister Gilani is in Uzbekistan’s capital Tashkent to meet its leadership and discuss ways to strengthen bilateral ties. During the two-day visit, he will also visit the historic Samarkand city.

Gilani’s visit to Uzbekistan is part of his efforts to ties with Central Asian states stronger. He has recently paid official visits to Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.


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