President Mamnoon Hussain has said that time has come to make concerted efforts for developing more unity and fraternity amongst Muslim Ummah adding for this purpose it is imperative that Muslim countries should further expand cooperation in various sectors.
The President said this while talking to outgoing ambassador of Uzbekistan in Pakistan Mr. Parviz Mirievich Aliev who called on him at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Thursday.
The President called for the need of collective efforts to counter terrorism and extremism. The President stated that Pakistan is also facing the scourge of terrorism and extremism. He said the successful progression of Operation Zarb-e-Azb has produced positive results. He emphasized that Muslim Ummah should impress upon the global community that Muslims are peaceful and they strongly condemn terrorism.
The President said that Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Uzbekistan which are based on mutual fraternity, cordiality and friendship. He stressed that Pakistan is keen to enhance cooperation with Uzbekistan in various sectors particularly in energy and infrastructure. He stated that Pakistan is interested in importing electricity and energy from the Central Asian states including Uzbekistan. Pakistan is awaiting the Uzbek’s side response regarding provision of data pertaining to import of 1000 MW of electricity from Uzbekistan, stated the President.
The President called for enhancing people to people level contacts between the two countries adding that this would provide further impetus to bilateral partnership. The President also conveyed his felicitations on re-election of President Islam Karimov.
The President commended the ambassadorial services of Mr. Parviz Mirievich Aliev for further promoting bilateral relations between the two countries and wished the outgoing envoy success in his future life and assignments.
Mr. Parviz Mirievich Aliev thanked the President for the support he was extended by the Government of Pakistan during his stay as ambassador in Pakistan.