Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday met President of Tajikistan H.E Emamoli Rahmon and discussed various issues of bilateral and regional importance.

The two leaders met on the sidelines of the head of state meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in the historic city of Samarkand.

The meeting focused on the ways and means to strengthen relationship between Pakistan and Tajikistan in diverse fields including trade, economy, energy and people-to-people contacts.

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif and Finance Minister Miftah Ismail, Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood and senior officials were present.