President of the Republic of Tajikistan

Meeting with the President of China Xi Jinping

02.09.2015 15:33, China

In the afternoon, the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon met with the President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping in the city of Beijing.

The meeting discussed the development of relations and topical bilateral issues.

President of the country Emomali Rahmon at the beginning of the conversation expressed his gratitude to President of China Xi Jinping for the invitation to take part in the festivities to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the World War II, and expressed his satisfaction with the current favorable opportunity for meetings and negotiations aimed at strengthening and expansion of friendship, good neighborliness and cooperation in various fields.

For Tajikistan, China remains a reliable ally and economic partner, a friend and a good neighbor, - said Emomali Rahmon and added: “We have close opinion to the Chinese position on strengthening and expanding cooperation in all areas, and both in the framework of bilateral cooperation, as well as in other important international organizations.

Among the important topics of the meeting were issues of cooperation within the SCO framework, and increasing the volume of trade turnover between the two countries, to strengthen trade and economic ties, promote China's development of the energy sector of Tajikistan, priority interregional cooperation.

Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed his gratitude to the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon for accepting the invitation to participate in a military parade in the city of Beijing and to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the World War II, and called today's meeting as an important and good opportunity to discuss the friendly relations and cooperation, as well as to find new ways to use the existing capacity.

Xi Jinping said that the Chinese government will continue to strive for the development of neighboring Tajikistan. In particular, it was emphasized that the Chinese government fully will assist Tajikistan in the major project to build the economic zone of the Great Silk Road, and coordinate and agree on the action with the three strategic objectives of the Government of Tajikistan - achieving energy independence, food security and pulling the country out of the communication deadlock.

It was also noted that necessary measures are taken for a complete reconstruction of the roads Dushanbe-Kulyab-Khorog-Kulma-Karokurum and coordination and construction of the railway China-Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Iran.

President of China, focusing on fresh fruits and vegetables, especially dried fruits of Tajikistan, expressed his confidence that for them and other Tajik goods opens a great niche in the Chinese market.

Xi Jinping said that his country is ready to deal with Tajikistan the free economic zone.

The sides expressed satisfaction with the implementation of previously signed documents and effective results of meetings and negotiations at the level of heads of two states.

The meeting also discussed issues of regional security, cooperation to strengthen control on the state border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan, the adoption of joint measures to reduce the negative impact of the financial and economic crisis.

Following the talks were signed three important documents on cooperation which are the following:

-          Memorandum between the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Government of the People's Republic of China on the development of Cooperation Framework;

-          Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Government of the People's Republic of China on cooperation in technical and economic fields;

-     Cultural exchange program between the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China.

Today, also in Beijing, China, in the presence of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon were signed two other documents - Agreement between the State Savings Bank of Tajikistan "Amonatbank" and the China Development Bank, and an agreement on cooperation between Tajikistan's Khatlon Region and Henan Province of China for the construction of agro-industrial complex.

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