On September 15, 2022, the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Zhaparov met with the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif on the sidelines of the 22nd meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Samarkand (Republic of Uzbekistan).
The leaders of the countries exchanged views on topical issues of bilateral cooperation.
President Sadyr Zhaparov focused on the importance of strengthening the political dialogue, the development of trade and enhancement of cooperation in various sectors of the Kyrgyz-Pakistani relations.
At the same time, he stressed the need to expand cooperation between countries in trade, investment, energy, industry, education and medicine.
President Sadyr Japarov expressed confidence that the meeting with Shehbaz Sharif will create a good basis for intensifying political cooperation between the two countries and give a new impetus to the development of Kyrgyz-Pakistani relations.
In his turn, the Prime Minister of Pakistan expressed gratitude for the support and empathy of the Pakistani people in connection with the recent large-scale floods that caused many casualties.
In this regard, he noted the importance of taking specific actions, especially at the international level, in order to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and prevent irreversible consequences due to climate change.
The Prime Minister of Pakistan proposed to carry out focused work with all countries, including the Central Asian region, to ensure measures to protect the environment.
Shehbaz Sharif invited Sadyr Zhaparov to visit Islamabad. From his side, President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Zhaparov accepted the invitation with gratitude.
The leaders expressed their readiness to intensify cooperation in trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres.