TASHKENT: Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced that both Islamabad and Tashkent will produce a film on the Mughal emperor Zaheeruddin Babar to educate the youth of the two countries, who share a common heritage.
“[It] “It is amazing that we have decided to make a film on the first Mughal, Zahiruddin Babar,” Prime Minister Imran Khan told a joint news conference with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
The Prime Minister said the Babar dynasty ruled India for 300 years, when India was considered one of the “richest places in the world”.
“I think the youth of Uzbekistan and Pakistan need to know the connection that has existed for hundreds of years between this part of the world and our part of the world,” said Prime Minister Imran Khan.
He further said that he thinks that this film and other similar films will connect the people of both the countries Mirza Ghalib, Allama Iqbal and Imam Bukhari.
“We hope that this will be the beginning of a strong cultural exchange between the two countries. As our countries get closer […] I will introduce cricket to the people of Uzbekistan, “said the Prime Minister.
President Mirziyoyev agreed with Prime Minister Imran Khan on the importance of young people learning about Babar’s legacy. He also told the Uzbek audience that many young people in the country do not know that the Pakistani city of Lahore has a large number of mosques, mausoleums and schools built by their country’s predecessors.
“It simply came to our notice then. “I look forward to seeing many places in Pakistan that touch our forefathers and can see the lives of Pakistan and the people of Pakistan,” the Uzbek president said.
Trade relations with Uzbekistan are essential
In a media briefing, Prime Minister Imran Khan briefed the Uzbek President on Pakistan, from Pakistan’s geostrategy to geoeconomics.
Prime Minister Imran said, “The idea is to create wealth. If we create wealth, we can spend it on our lower strata of society and uplift them.”
He added that it was important for Pakistan to have “strong trade relations with Uzbekistan”.
He said it would be a win-win situation for both Pakistan and Uzbekistan. so you [President Mirziyoyev] Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the interest in trade and economic relations between our two countries in Pakistan can be imagined.
The Prime Minister said that Uzbekistan would benefit from this relationship as Pakistan itself is a huge market and could give Tashkent access to the Middle East and Africa through Pakistani ports.
He stressed the need to improve air and land routes between the two countries to improve connectivity.
The prime minister also told the Uzbek president that Pakistan was excited about the rail project between Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Uzbekistan, Pakistan to push for Afghanistan summit
Prime Minister Imran Khan said he and the Uzbek president also discussed the political situation in Afghanistan in detail.
“We are both concerned about Afghanistan’s neighbors who have suffered for the last 40 years. And as neighbors, we feel that they are our brothers and that there should be peace in Afghanistan.
He added that he and President Mirziyoyev had agreed that Afghanistan’s neighbors, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Iran, Pakistan and Turkey, would work to help and facilitate the peace process in Afghanistan.
“For this, we hope that our foreign ministers will meet first and then meet and try to hold a meeting so that we can stop what looks like a civil war,” the prime minister said.
Signing of the Joint Declaration and Memorandum of Understanding
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Mirziyoyev held delegation-level talks at the Koksarai Presidential Palace in Tashkent.
After talks, the two sides signed a 40-point “Joint Declaration on the Establishment of a Strategic Partnership between Uzbekistan and Pakistan.”
In a joint statement, the two leaders agreed to enhance cooperation and reaffirmed their commitment to co-operate in international forums, including the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
The two leaders also discussed Afghanistan in detail and praised their country’s efforts for peace in Afghanistan, the statement said.
In addition, the Foreign Office spokesman said that the two countries signed a number of memoranda and agreements.
The agreement was signed and the agreements included the exchange of information on the arrival of the goods. Transit Trade Cooperation in the field of military education and facilitation of visa procedures for groups of businessmen and tourists.
Agreements were signed between the Foreign Service Academy of Pakistan and the University of the World Economy, and diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan. Cultural Exchange Program 2021-2026 And issues related to tourism.
Uzbek President welcomes Prime Minister Imran Khan
Prior to the talks, the Pakistani Prime Minister’s Office said that Prime Minister Imran Khan received him after addressing a forum at the Koksere Presidential Palace in Tashkent.
On his arrival, the Prime Minister was given a guard of honor.
Pak-Uzbek relations begin ‘development journey’: PM
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran assured the Uzbek business community that his visit was the beginning of a “journey of progress and prosperity.”
Addressing the Uzbekistan-Pakistan Business Forum on Central and South Asia 2021, Prime Minister Imran Khan said: “I want to reassure the Uzbek business community that this relationship is the beginning of a journey of development and prosperity.” And opportunities’, in Tashkent.
Prime Minister Imran Khan assured Uzbek businessmen and traders that Pakistan would extend all possible facilities to them in promoting trade.
The Prime Minister, who is on a two-day visit, said Pakistan’s engagement with Uzbekistan in trade and bilateral fields would open new avenues for prosperity in the region.
The Prime Minister said, “Pakistan has immense potential to connect Central Asia with the rest of the world and become a hub for trade.
The Prime Minister said that the railway project between Pakistan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan would prove to be a path of development. He stressed that in order to take advantage of the region’s potential, peace and security in the neighborhood are essential.
On the situation in Afghanistan, he said peace in the war-torn country was necessary to ensure the development of development projects in Central Asia.
“Pakistan seeks peace in Afghanistan and considers it important for trade relations between the countries of the region,” he said, adding that such trade relations help improve the living standards of citizens.
Prime Minister Imran Khan referred to the cooperation between the EU’s neighbors, which focused on bilateral trade arrangements for the benefit of its people.
He hoped that with the cooperation and willingness of the regional states, the situation in Afghanistan would improve.
The Prime Minister said that Pakistan and Uzbekistan enjoy common religious, cultural and historical ties and offer the two countries a unique way to explore each other in various fields.
Earlier in his speech, Uzbek Prime Minister Abdullah Aripov noted the strong ties between Pakistan and Uzbekistan in a number of areas of co-operation.
He welcomed Prime Minister Imran Khan on an official visit to Uzbekistan, which he said would open a new chapter in co-operation and joint ventures between the two brotherly countries.
The prime minister was received at the airport by his Uzbek counterpart
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Imran Khan was received at the airport by Uzbek Prime Minister Abdullah Aripov.
Shortly after his arrival, the Prime Minister visited the Freedom and Humanity Monument with his Uzbek counterpart and laid a wreath.
‘Pakistan and Uzbekistan have great potential’
Referring to the Prime Minister’s two-day visit, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Pakistan and Uzbekistan have great potential to explore opportunities for bilateral trade and investment of mutual interest.
The Foreign Minister said that businessmen of both the countries have shown keen interest in mutual engagement.
He said that about 130 representatives of leading Pakistani companies and business houses participated in the Pak-Uzbek Business Forum.
He said that as a result of this activity, agreements worth معاہ 453 million have been signed and it is hoped that this will further strengthen bilateral trade.
‘Prime Minister’s visit to open new avenues’
On the other hand, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said in a video message that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Uzbekistan would open new avenues for economic and security cooperation between Pakistan, Uzbekistan and Central Asian states.
Chaudhry said the prime minister is on a two-day visit with two main objectives: to increase travel between Pakistan, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan, and to bring peace to Afghanistan.
“We want any truck or train loaded at Karachi and Gwadar ports to reach Tashkent, which will multiply Pakistan’s trade with Central Asian states,” the information minister said. He added that an important conference would be held on Friday to highlight regional connectivity.
Prime Minister’s delegation
Prime Minister Imran Khan is accompanied by Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi, National Security Adviser Dr Moeed Yousaf and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information Technology Atif Khan. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi joined Tajikistan after concluding his official visit.
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