Pakistan Can Play Crucial Role in North South Corridor – Kazakh Envoy @ Conference on Connectivity in Asia

Islamabad, September 15, 2023 – A conference was held at the Foreign Service Academy on the topic of regional connectivity in the Asian context.The event was attended by the heads of diplomatic missions from Central and South-East Asian countries, China, and Azerbaijan, as well as the heads of leading analytical centers in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Chairman of the Defense Committee of the Senate of Pakistan, and students from the Academy also attended the conference. During the event, participants discussed the prospects for the development of regional interconnectedness, the relevance of the issue, existing challenges, and potential solutions.
Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Pakistan, H.E. Mr. Y. Kistafin, highlighted the priority of developing Kazakhstan’s transport and logistics potential in light of President K. Tokayev’s Message titled “Economic Course of a Just Kazakhstan,” dated September 1, 2023. In this context, he placed special emphasis on the development of the international North-South corridor, where Pakistan can play a crucial role.
Additionally, he discussed another priority outlined in the Address of the Head of State – the development of the agricultural industry and the export of relevant products to foreign markets. He emphasized that achieving this goal requires efficient and well-developed transport and logistics routes.
Ambassador Kistafin also mentioned the V Consultative Meeting of the Heads of State of Central Asia, which took place in Dushanbe. During this meeting, President K. Tokayev reiterated the need to enhance the transport and logistics potential of the Central Asian region. He noted that as a result of the Summit, an Agreement was signed to strengthen the interconnectedness of land transport in Central Asia.
He particularly emphasized the relevance of this issue in the context of the development of bilateral relations between Kazakhstan and Pakistan, particularly in the area of trade, and discussed the efforts carried out by the Embassy in this regard.


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