Kyrgyz Delegation meets Minister Water & Power
Chitral Times Report
Islamabad: Federal Minister for Water and Power, Khawaja
Muhammad Asif had a meeting with Speaker Kyrgyz, Parliament H.E.
Mr. Chynybai A. Tursunbekov accompanied by a formal delegation,
including other members from the Kyrgyz parliament (Jogorku Kenesh).
Welcoming the Kyrgyz delegation, the Minister said, he has visited
the Kyrgyzstan twice and received very warm welcome from the
Kyrgyz, people. While expressing the importance of bilateral
relationship between the two countries, the Minister mentioned
that, projects like CASA 1000 proved to be a major milestone in
establishing socio-economic connectivity between the two countries.
Both the leaders have expressed their satisfaction over the
on-going project, which would benefit Pakistan energy demand by
1300 MW. The electricity export from CASA 1000, from
Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan to Pakistan would be increased in the times
to come, the minister added.
Moreover, Kyrgyz parliament has invited Pakistani business
community to invest in the agricultural, mining, pharmaceutical and
manufacturing sectors. The minister emphasized the need to develop
more economical routes including air or rail, to facilitate the
trade and cooperation between the two countries.
While mentioning the first ever formal parliamentary delegation
visit from Kyrgyz, in the last 25 years, the speaker said, we will
seek help from Pakistan in managing GSP-Plus status, recently
awarded to Kyrgyz government.
The Minister said that the bilateral relationship would be
beneficial for both the sides to establish a strategic link between
warm waters and the euro-asian market.