Pakistan, Kazakhstan Agree to Expand Cooperation in Transport Sector

Mon Apr 08 2024
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ISLAMABAD: Kazakhstan’s Ambassador to Pakistan Yerzhan Kistafin held a meeting with the Secretary of Railways Syed Ali Shah on Monday to discuss cooperation in the transport sector.

During the meeting, the Pakistani side outlined the ongoing efforts to attract foreign investors for rehabilitation and expansion of railway networks.

In this regard, Syed Ali Shah expressed keen interest in enhancing cooperation between Pakistan and Kazakhstan, emphasizing the potential to elevate bilateral and regional trade ties to a new height.

Kazakhstan Ambassador for Strengthened Dialogue

Ambassador Kistafin welcomed the approach of Pakistani policy makers, stressing on the need to strengthen the dialogue, both within the framework of the Joint Working Group on Transport and Regional Connectivity, and directly between the railway bodies of the two nations.

In general, the parties acknowledged the immense potential for collaboration in the transport and logistics sector, especially with regard to access to the Pakistani seaports of Karachi and Gwadar, which will serve as a gateway to the nations of Africa and Southeast Asia.

As a result of the meeting, an agreement was reached to arrange negotiations involving relevant government bodies and interested stakeholders from both sides.

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