Islamabad: Pakistan and Tajikistan have agreed to enhance bilateral relations in all sectors including energy.
The move came during meetings between Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif and various Tajik Ministers including Minister for Energy and Water Resources Usmon Usmonzade in Dushanbe. Khawaja Asif also discussed the implementation of agreements and MoUs signed between the two countries.
Khawaja Muhammad Asif and his Tajik counterpart also held first meeting of the Pak-Tajik Joint Working Group on Energy and Infrastructure. They discussed details of cooperation between the two brotherly countries with special reference to CASA-1000 project. Under, this project, Tajikistan would export 1000 MW hydel electricity to Pakistan by 2018.
During the meeting, Pak-Tajik Joint Working Group on Energy and Infrastructure agreed to continue its work and identify further projects for the two countries in future.
Minister for Water and Power also called on President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon.
During the meeting, a wide range of current issues and prospects of bilateral cooperation between the two countries came under discussion. They also expressed satisfaction over the steps taken by both sides towards deepening cooperation between the two counties in the energy sector.