On December 27, Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Jamshid Khodjaev met with Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif during his official visit to Pakistan. The interlocutors discussed the progress of the implementation of the top-level agreements, as well as the possibility of expanding partnerships in the trade, economic, investment, industrial and science and technology sectors, the press office of the Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan reported to CentralAsia.news.
The interlocutors noted the existing profound potential of the two states to expand trade and economic relations and increase bilateral trade. They focused on the prospects for resuming cooperation between the ministries and departments of the two states to finalise and sign the Preferential Trade Agreement, which will bring bilateral trade to $500 million in the near future and up to $1 billion within a few years.
Following the talks, the politicians expressed their commitment to further expanding multifaceted cooperation and maintaining dynamic partnerships. They agreed to hold the next meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission in Tashkent in early 2023.