Islamabad, September 10, 2017 (PPI-OT): The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Mr. Sagintayev Bakytzhan Abdirovich called on the President Mamnoon Hussain in Astana. The President of Pakistan is on a visit to Astana to lead Pakistan delegation in the first OIC Summit on Science and Technology. The President congratulated the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan on the successful hosting of the Expo-2017 and expressed hope that the first OIC Summit on Science and Technology would lead to promotion of science and technology in the Muslim world. The President thanked the Government of Kazakhstan for its support to Pakistan for obtaining full membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
During the discussion, the two leaders expressed their desire to transform bilateral relations from current level to a multi-dimensional strategic partnership by laying special emphasis on expanding relations in trade, investment, energy and connectivity. They agreed to benefit from the existing complementarities in agricultural and scientific research, banking, IT, engineering and services. Highlighting the importance of connectivity between the two countries, the President stressed that economic and trade relations cannot take off without addressing fundamental problems relating to connectivity.
Prospects for taking benefits from opportunities arising from regional projects were also discussed. The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan appreciated the role of the President of Pakistan as the Chair of the COMSTECH. Both agreed to work together to make joint efforts for success of the Muslim Ummah. Both leaders also emphasized on enhancing mutually cooperative bilateral relations between the two countries.
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Pakistan