Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Uzbekistan in July 2021 to enhance bilateral trade and economic ties.
Besides offering business opportunities, Uzbekistan will also prove to be a gateway for Pakistan to other Central Asian countries. In return, Pakistan can offer its seaport to the landlocked country for trade. Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industries, Production and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood will also accompany the premier during the trip.
“It has been an eventful year for Pakistan and Uzbekistan’s trade relations,” Dawood said in remarks made to The Express Tribune. The current momentum of trade and economic relations would go a long way in cementing bilateral ties for the benefit of both countries, said Dawood. He stressed that Uzbekistan could become Pakistan’s gateway to Central Asia as it shared borders with Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan.
According to him, the improvement in bilateral trade relations with Tashkent can enhance Pakistan’s exports to the Central Asian region, which has a trade potential of $90 billion.