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Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will pay a two-day official visit to Tajikistan from Wednesday at the invitation of President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon.

During the visit, he will be accompanied by a high-level delegation.

At Dushanbe, the leaders of the two countries will discuss bilateral relations, economic cooperation, including trade and investment, energy cooperation and regional connectivity will be the key focus of their talks. They will also exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest, with particular attention to Pakistan's policy of a peaceful neighbourhood.

A Joint Declaration titled "Road towards strategic partnership for regional solidarity" will be signed during the visit.

A meeting of Joint Business Council will coincide with the visit of the Prime Minister. The JBC will consider steps to enhance bilateral trade and commercial ties.

Tajikistan is also hosting a Quadrilateral Summit of CASA-1000 member states, including Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and Tajikistan. This project aims developing energy corridor and land connectivity between Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan. It will also provide electricity produced in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

A Trilateral Summit between Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan is also scheduled to be held on the sidelines of the visit to hold discussions on regional topics of mutual interest.

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