President of the Republic of Tajikistan

Top-level meeting and talks between Tajikistan and Belarus

11.10.2022 19:15, Dushanbe city
Мулоқоту музокироти сатҳи олии Тоҷикистону Беларус   11.10.2022

After the official meeting ceremony at the Palace of the Nation, top-level talks between Tajikistan and Belarus were held within the framework of the official visit of the President of the Republic of Belarus to Tajikistan.

The President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, warmly and sincerely welcomed the President of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, for his visit to Tajikistan.

During the talks between the heads of the two countries in an atmosphere of friendship and mutual understanding, which is typical for modern interstate relations between the two countries, the current state and prospects for the development of bilateral relations in all areas of mutual interest, as well as topical regional and international problems, were the subject of in-depth discussion.

The Head of the Tajik state said that high-level meetings and regular and successful relations at the government level, based on high trust and mutual support, are an important and positive factor in shaping relations between the two countries.

At the top-level meeting with the participation of official delegations of the two countries, satisfaction was expressed with the rapid development of interstate cooperation in the political, trade, economic, scientific, technical, cultural, humanitarian and other fields.

In order to further strengthen bilateral relations, the heads of state proposed to revive and intensify the activities of the Intergovernmental Commission of Tajikistan and Belarus on trade and economic cooperation and launch the activities of a joint working group on the development of investment cooperation.

The expansion of trade and economic cooperation was regarded as a priority area of bilateral cooperation.

For the development of trade and economic cooperation, it was considered necessary to create joint ventures in the areas of mining, metallurgical, construction, light and food industries, and in the direction of agriculture and logistics, which present large resources.

The parties expressed interest in increasing the volume of exports of fruits and vegetables to the Belarusian market, as well as in establishing joint ventures in the field of processing agricultural products.

Promising areas of bilateral relations were the implementation of projects for the production of dairy products, strengthening cooperation in the direction of providing the Belarusian market with cotton fiber and other industrial cotton processing products, and the creation of a Tajik-Belarusian enterprise for the production of carpets.

During the top-level talks, the parties also expressed their desire to expand bilateral cooperation in priority cultural and humanitarian areas, science and education, in the direction of relations between higher educational institutions, the training of highly qualified specialists and the holding of days of culture in each other's countries.

At the meeting the parties also discussed cooperation relations between countries within the framework of influential regional and international organizations such as the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

It was emphasized that, taking into account the decision to start the procedure for the admission of the Republic of Belarus to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the interaction of countries within the framework of this organization will acquire new content.

In connection with ensuring security and stability in countries and the region, a sharp increase in the threats of terrorism, extremism, drug trafficking, cybercrime and other forms of transnational organized crime, as well as the political situation in Afghanistan, effective bilateral and multilateral cooperation between the two countries was called the need of the time.

During the top-level talks between Tajikistan and Belarus, a fruitful exchange of views also took place on other topics of interest.

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