Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday said that deeper engagement with the Central Asian Repubics (CARs) is the central plank of the government’s aims to rebuild and strengthen foreign policy that was damaged by his predecessor Imran Khan.
PM Shehbaz, who returned home on Thursday after concluding his visit to Kazakhstan where he participated in Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), said his meetings highlighted Pakistan as a credible partner.
"In all my interactions with world leaders, I am forcefully presenting Pakistan as a credible partner ready to do business," the premier tweeted.
After the SCO meeting last month, the day-long CICA Summit in Astana has helped bring Pakistan's focus back on energy, trade & regional connectivity. South & Central Asia have distinct advantages that we plan to leverage for win-win outcomes. https://t.co/ITCbKkmI2V— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) October 14, 2022
The prime minister said after the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting last month, the day-long CICA Summit in Astana helped bring Pakistan’s focus back on energy, trade and regional connectivity.
"South and Central Asia have distinct advantages that we plan to leverage for win-win outcomes," he said.
During his visit to Astana, PM Shehbaz addressed the world leaders at the plenary meeting of CICA, where he elaborated the significance of the forum aimed at promoting interaction, understanding, and collaboration amongst countries across Asia.
In his speech, the prime minister highlighted Pakistan’s perspective on regional and global issues.
Meanwhile, PM Shehbaz also held meaningful interaction with leaders of various countries including Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Belarus and Vietnam.