Islamabad: On Wednesday, the first shipment of four cargo trucks carrying yarn from Uzbekistan arrived in Pakistan via the Torkham border.

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On the occasion, National Security Advisor Moeed Yusuf, Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, FC IG Major General Adil Yamin, Commandant Khyber Rifles Col Rizwan, and the Uzbek delegation, led by Lt Gen Victor Makhmudov, were present to receive the first cargo consignment, which marked the beginning of trade between Uzbekistan and Pakistan via the Torkham border.

National Security Advisor Moeed Yousaf, speaking at the event, stated that Pakistan is improving connections with all neighbouring and regional countries, including Uzbekistan. He stated that commercial connections with Uzbekistan are being strengthened, as well as efforts to strengthen trade links with all regional countries.

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Pakistan and Uzbekistan had signed a protocol on the formation of the Joint Security Commission earlier on Tuesday. Makhmudov and Yusuf were both present at the signing ceremony and were in charge of their respective delegations.

The agreed pact provides a coordination framework between Pakistan’s National Security Division and Uzbekistan’s Security Council on a wide range of security-related issues of mutual concern.

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