Relations of Tajikistan with Saudi Arabia

01.03.2013 10:10

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has a special position in the Tajik foreign policy in the Arab World

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recognized the independence of the Republic of Tajikistan on January 11, 1992 and diplomatic relations between two countries were established on February 22, 1992.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the first Arab country that opened its diplomatic mission in Tajikistan on January 2010 as a follow up to the Tajik Embassy inauguration in Saudi Arabia in 2008.

The President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon has paid three visits to Saudi Arabia (1997, 2001, 2005) over the past 20 years of bilateral relations thus setting up legal framework that regulates bilateral relations between the two countries.

Bilateral relations between Tajikistan and Saudi Arabia gradually started to have firm foundation for quality improvement. In order to establish cooperation between the public sectors in the economy sphere of Tajikistan and Saudi Arabia, the joint intergovernmental commission of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on trade- economic and scientific -technical cooperation began to operate. Tajik and Saudi Arabian entrepreneur’s Council is another tool for the development of cooperation between the private sectors of the two countries.