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No talks with India until restoration of Kashmir's special status: PM Imran Khan

No talks with India until restoration of Kashmir's special status: PM Imran Khan
June 2, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that there will be no talks with India until restoration of Kashmir's special status.

Addressing a press conference with Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon on Wednesday, he said: "Under the present circumstances, trade with India will be betrayal with Kashmiris."

He said that there is fear of increase in terrorism and anarchy after exist of the US forces from Afghanistan. "The situation can further deteriorate if the Afghan peace process did not succeed," he added.

Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon said that they give a vital significance to the trade with Pakistan.

He said that both countries face common challenges.

The Tajikistan president said that they want to further enhance bilateral relations. He appreciated Pakistan's efforts for peace in the region.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon signed 12 memorandums of understanding (MoUs) for cooperation in different fields, including defence.

Signed MoUs:

  • Academic Cooperation Agreement between Tajik Technical University named after academician MS Osimi and Indus University of Pakistan
  • Agreement on Cooperation between the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of the Tajikistan and Chamber of Commerce & Industry Quetta Balochistan
  • Agreement on Cooperation between the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Pakistan
  • Memorandum of Understanding between Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of the Republic of Tajikistan.
  • Memorandum of Understanding between Agency for State Financial Control & Struggle against Corruption of the Republic of Tajikistan and National Accountability Bureau of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Government of Islamic Republic of Pakistan for Cooperation in the Field of Prevention & Liquidation of Emergency Situations.
  • Agreement between the Government of Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan in the field of Art and Culture.
  • Memorandum of Understanding between Tajik Institute of Languages, Dushanbe Tajikistan and National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Pakistan.
  • Memorandum of Understanding between Technological University of Tajikistan and COMSATS University Islamabad
  • Agreement on International Road Transport
  • Cooperation Programme between Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Tajikistan
  • Joint Declaration on Next Steps in Building Strategic Partnership for Regional Solidarity and Integration.