The Founder of Peace and National Unity – Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon held talks in the Palace of Nation with President of Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov, who is in Tajikistan on an official visit.
Participants in the limited attendance talks discussed issues related to the development of friendly relations and multilateral cooperation. Following the talks, consultations were held with the participation of the delegations.
Before the expanded talks, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, welcomed the President of the Kyrgyz Republic and representative delegation accompanying him to Tajikistan.
The Head of State pointed out that the first official visit of President of Kyrgyzstan to Tajikistan takes place as we mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. We will make sure that by joint efforts this visit can raise multilateral cooperation between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan to a higher level.
In a limited attendance talks the two sides expressed their satisfaction with the prominent development in the Tajikistani – Kyrgyzstani relations.
In order to boost cooperation, the sides expressed their mutual desire to continue effectiveness of the existence of legal base in the field of policy, inter-parliamentary ties, trade, and economic, scientific, cultural and humanitarian cooperation would be in the interests of the peoples of both countries.
The two sides looked in detail at the further expansion of integration and partnership within international and regional organisations, such as the UN, OSCE, SCO, CIS and CSTO.
During the consultations attended by delegation members other issues being of mutual interest were discussed.
The two sides affirmed their readiness to further expand cooperation in important economic sectors such as mining and light industries, manufacturing of construction materials, joint processing of fruits and vegetable and the creation of favorable conditions for the transit of goods.
The two sides also suggested activating the activity of the Tajik - Kyrgyz intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation to deepen bilateral cooperation between the two nation’s business community representatives.
It was noted that overall volume of trade between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan is insufficient. For its growth, it was important to effectively use the existing large resources in economic cooperation in the interests of the peoples of the two states.
While addressing issues related to cross-border problems, with the aim of ensuring security and creating good and lasting neighborhood relations, the two sides suggested activating the work of Intergovernmental commission for delimitation and demarcation of common border.
The parties also discussed issues related to strengthening interstate cooperation in the field of hydropower, targeted use of water resources and joint investments in the implementation of CASA-1000 power project.
The sides exchanged useful opinions to continue cooperation within the framework of existing rules of international relations, in particular the UN General Assembly’s resolution on “International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development” 2018-2028 was adopted, which was introduced by the initiative of Tajikistan. In this regard, it was stressed that the development of interstate cooperation in the field of water and energy resources should be an important factor in ensuring the economic and social development of states.
The two sides affirmed their readiness to creating transport path to entering the global market, designated border crossings and construction of regional railways and highways.
The sides also exchanged views on activating the work of the inter-parliamentary Friendship Group of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan and strengthening ties between scientific and creative circles, educational and cultural institutions. They also noted on creating conditions for cooperation in such areas as health, sports and tourism.
The sides expressed their readiness in strengthening interstate cooperation in such areas - regional security and stability, finding solutions to the problems faced by international Community, combating international terrorism and extremism, as well as other organized transnational crimes.
A number of documents were signed in the two leaders’ presence following the Tajikistani-Kyrgyzstani talks.
President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon and President of Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov adopted a Joint Declaration.
-The Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic on the Rules of Stay of Citizens of the Republic of Tajikistan in the Kyrgyz Republic and Citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic in the Republic of Tajikistan.
- The Program of Trade and Economic Cooperation between Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.
-The Agreement on cooperation between the Ministry of Healthcare and Social Protection of population of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic in the field of health.
-The Agreement on Cooperation between the Agency for State Financial Control and Combating Corruption of the Republic of Tajikistan and the State Service for Combating Economic Crimes under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic (financial police) "On cooperation in the field of combating financial and economic crimes".
-The Agreement on cooperation between the Committee on Television and Radio Broadcasting under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism of the Kyrgyz Republic.
-The Program of Cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic for 2018-2020.
-Agreement between the Higher Attestation Commission under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Higher Attestation Commission of the Kyrgyz Republic on cooperation in the field of Certification of Scientific and Pedagogical Personnel of the Highest Qualification.
- The Plan of Cooperation between Sughd Province of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Batken Province of the Kyrgyz Republic on Neighborly Relations and Friendship for 2017-2020.
The two presidents made press statements following signing of documents on cooperation.