Pakistan to sell indigenous weapons to Tajikistan

Rahman, who arrived in Islamabad, was received at the Prime Minister's residence, where he was given a guard of honor. "This is very important for improving our defense ties," Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said while addressing a joint press conference at the Prime Minister's Office after meeting the President of Tajikistan.

New Delhi: Today Pakistan signed a defense pact with Tajikistan, under which it will sell indigenously manufactured weapons to the Central Asian country. The agreement is part of the MoUs signed during the two-day visit of Tajikistan President Imam Ali Rahman to Pakistan.

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Earlier, Rahman, who arrived in Islamabad, was received at the Prime Minister's residence, where he was given a guard of honor. "This is very important for improving our defense ties," Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said while addressing a joint press conference at the Prime Minister's Office after meeting the President of Tajikistan.

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Khan said they "discussed and signed MoUs on meeting Tajikistan's needs for weapons manufactured by Pakistan". He said that the agreements between the two countries will strengthen ties in the fields of education, defense, culture, and arts. Khan said peace in Afghanistan is essential for better bilateral relations between Pakistan and Tajikistan.

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Tajikistan is bordered by Afghanistan, China, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. Tajikistan President Rahman said that his country considers Pakistan as a reliable partner on the international stage. "We also discussed the important role of the Joint Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation," he said.

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