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Pakistan, Uzbekistan agree to form joint working group on trade, investment

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Pakistan and Uzbekistan on Thursday agreed to form a joint working group on trade and investment to explore opportunities to fortify relations. This was decided while a high-ranking ministerial delegation from Uzbekistan led by Uzbek Minister for Foreign Trade Khodjaev Jamshaid called …

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Uzbekistan offers to host Afghan govt, Taliban talks

TASHKENT: Uzbekistan offered  to host peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, a move that could make Tashkent a player in settling the decades-long conflict in the neighboring country. The former Soviet republic is seeking to raise its international profile as part of …

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An underrated driver of Saudi hostility towards Iran and Qatar

By James M. Dorsey Debilitating hostility between Saudi Arabia and Iran is about lots of things, not least who will have the upper hand in a swath of land stretching from Central Asia to the Atlantic coast of Africa. While attention is focused on ensuring …

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Pakistan: A Land of Opportunities for Central Asian Republics

ISLAMABAD -UNS- The CGSS organized a Conference “Pakistan: A Land of Opportunities for Central Asian Republics” on 21st March 2018 at Serena Hotel, Islamabad. The Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS) arranged a conference on “Pakistan: A Land of Opportunities for Central Asian Republics”. …

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New Cold War: Pakistan’s critical role in global,regional affairs

BY M. K. Bhadrakumar Afghanistan, no doubt, was what brought Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif to Moscow on a ‘working visit’ on February 20. This was Asif’s second meeting with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the past 5-month period. They last met in New York …

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TAPI pipeline project important as energy, trade,transit corridor

ISLAMABAD -APP/UNS :Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Thursday said that Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline was an important project for Pakistan due to its growing energy needs. Referring to prospective purchase of electricity from Turkmenistan, he said it would add a new dimension to the bilateral …

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Groundbreaking ceremonies of TAPI projects:PM Abbasi to pay visit to Turkmenistan today

BY TARIQ KHAN ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will pay an official visit to Turkmenistan and Afghanistan today at the invitation of Presidents of Turkmenistan and of Afghanistan. He will participate in the groundbreaking ceremonies of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project, lines of electricity transmission …

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New heights in Pak-Russia ties:FM Asif leaves for Russia on four-day visit

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI In new phase of global and regional realignment is on full swing. Tension between Pak-US relations the Pakistans’ foreign policy dimensions are changing.Both Pakistan and Russia are agreed to explore new opportunities to strengthen bilateral relations in all fields including defence and …

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Saudi Arabia and Iran battle it out in Azerbaijan

By James M. Dorsey It’s the pot calling the kettle black. As Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of seeking to encircle it with its support for Houthi rebels in Yemen as well as Qatar, the kingdom and the Islamic republic are extending their bitter rivalry beyond …

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Regional connectivity: PM offers connecting CPEC with six routes of SCO

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday offered to connect China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with six approved routes of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to enhance region’s connectivity. This would become a conduit linking Eurasian landmass, China, Russia and Central Asia …

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