Kazakhstan and Pakistan Explore Enhanced Cooperation in Capital Development

Kazakhstan and Pakistan

Islamabad, The Gulf Observer: The Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Pakistan, Mr. Yerzhan Kistafin, recently met with Chairman (Akim) Anwar ul-Haq of the Capital Development Authority to discuss bolstering collaboration between Astana and Islamabad across various sectors, as reported by official sources.

During the meeting, Ambassador Yerzhan Kistafin and Chairman Anwar ul-Haq deliberated on establishing cooperative frameworks encompassing economic collaboration, urban development, infrastructure enhancement, landscaping, cultural exchanges, and tourism initiatives. Ambassador Kistafin highlighted the current Kazakh-Pakistani agenda, emphasizing the importance of expanding ties between regional and local authorities, particularly focusing on Astana and Islamabad.

In response, Chairman Anwar ul-Haq expressed keen interest in advancing cooperation with Astana, identifying trade, economics, culture, and humanitarian efforts as priority areas for collaboration. As an initial step towards fostering partnership, he proposed organizing online negotiations to explore potential joint projects that could mutually benefit both capitals.

Moreover, Chairman Anwar ul-Haq conveyed his interest in Kazakhstan’s social development model, particularly its achievements in promoting interethnic and interfaith dialogue. This discussion underscores the shared commitment to deepening bilateral relations and leveraging each country’s strengths for comprehensive development.

The dialogue between Ambassador Yerzhan Kistafin and Chairman Anwar ul-Haq reflects the mutual intent to strengthen ties between Kazakhstan and Pakistan, paving the way for substantive cooperation and partnership in key areas of mutual interest.