Relations of Tajikistan with Afghanistan

01.01.2019 10:10

Diplomatic relations between Tajikistan and Afghanistan were established on July15, 1992.

SharofiddinImomov- Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Tajikistan to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan(since 2008).

AbdulghafuriArezou- Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the Republic of Tajikistan (since 2010).

The Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan was officially opened in 2002. The first Consulate of Tajikistan in Afghanistan was opened in 1996 in Takhar.

Aiming at implementation of the Agreement on friendship, cooperation and good neighbourhood, Presidents of the both countries met in years 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2013 in Tajikistan and in 1993, 1995 and 2010 in Afghanistan. During the meetings two presidents discussed a wide range of issues of mutual concern. As a result of the meetings more than 70 agreementshave been signed,which created solid basis for developing cooperation between the two brotherly countries.

It is worth to mention that Tajikistan always initiates summit meetings as well as international and regional conferences which deal with maintaining peace and security in Afghanistan, and social and economic development of the country.In this regard, at the initiative of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, The Fifth Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA V) was held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on March 26-27, 2012 to further develop and consolidate cooperation and partnership towards promoting peace and prosperity in Afghanistan.

To further promote friendly relations both countries also collaborate in regional - trilateral (Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Iran) and quadrilateral (Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-Russia) formats to enhance cooperation in different areas, as well as regional and international issues and promote mutual understanding.

Trade turnover between the two countries by September, 2013 averaged at US $ 120 million (export US$74. million and import US$ 46. million).

Currently5 bridges have been built across riverPanj between the two countries.They promote strengthening trade and transit cooperation between Tajikistan and Afghanistan.

More than 85 private Afghan companies are functioning in the Republic of Tajikistan.

Tajikistan and Afghanistan are closely cooperating in a culture-humanitarian field. In 2013 Tajikistan provided 50 scholarships for Afghani citizens for the years 2013 -2014.