Relations of Tajikistan with Iran

01.03.2013 10:10

The Islamic Republic of Iran was among the first countries in the world to officially recognize the independence of the Republic of Tajikistan in 1991 and on January 1991 was the first country to open its Embassy in Dushanbe.

The Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan was opened in Tehran in June 1995.

More than 100 important agreements on cooperation have been signed and these documents form direction of relations of the two friendly countries that share the common language.

Construction of hydropower station “Sangtuda-2” (with 220 MW capacity) which was launched in February 2006, will be carried out by investments of Iran. On the 5th of September 2011 the Opening ceremony of the first aggregate of this hydropower station was held.

There are more than 200 Iranian companies registered in Tajikistan, including tractor manufactory “TajIran”, and all they work successfully.

In 2011 the volume of trade exchange between the two countries was 204 million U.S. dollars which is 102% more than in 2010. In the 8 month of this year (2013) the trade exchange between the two countries reached 280 million U.S. dollars.

In September 2012, by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Republic of Tajikistan Aliasghar Shirdoust was awarded the State Prize of the Republic of Tajikistan Abuabdullo Rudaki in the field of literature, art and architecture for the year 2012.

The Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of the Islamic Republic of Iran has provided the citizens of the Republic of Tajikistan 250 training quotas. 30 educational quotas by the Tajik higher education institutions were allocated for the Iranian students in 2013.

26-29 May 2012 in Tehran, the ninth meeting of the Joint Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Technological and Cultural Cooperation of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Tajikistan was held.

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