ISLAMABAD - In a bid to enhance friendly ties and to promote bilateral cooperation, Pakistan and Tajikistan have inked an MoU for collaboration in textiles development.

The MoU was signed by Senator Abbas Khan Afridi, Minister of Textile Industry, and Minister of Industries and New Technologies, Government of Tajikistan during Prime Minister’s visit to Dushanbe.

The scope of the memorandum extends to the exchange of information on cotton, organizing training programmes, establishment of joint enterprises, exchange of experts and trade delegations. Under this MoU, National Textile University Faisalabad and Tajik Technological University would facilitate research in fibre development and textile related technologies. In order to boost trade between the two brotherly countries trade fairs, exhibitions and seminars would be conducted on regular basis.

Tajikistan is a valuable trade partner of Pakistan and bilateral trade has grown significantly in recent years. Ministry of textile industry is exploring new avenues to facilitate textile exports and the MoU clearly highlights the Ministry’s resolve and commitment in this direction.