On Wednesday August 25, Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi arrived in Dushanbe on a short visit, according to the Tajik MFA information department.

On the same day, he met with Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan.

In the course of the talks, the parties reportedly discussed issues related to bilateral cooperation between Tajikistan and Pakistan as well as the evolving situation in war-torn Afghanistan. 

The ministers also exchanged views on the upcoming jubilee Summit of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) that will take place in Dushanbe on September 16-17 this year.

Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the two Foreign Ministers welcomed the frequent high level interaction which had led to further strengthening of bilateral relations and commonality of views on matters of mutual interests.

Foreign Minister Qureshi reportedly appreciated Tajikistan’s leading role during its Presidency of SCO and remarked that Prime Minister was keen to visit Tajikistan for the upcoming Summit in September 2021.

The two Foreign Ministers agreed to remain in close contact.