On July 7, 2020, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan Sirojiddin Muhriddin had a telephone conversation with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Toshimitsu Motegi.
In the beginning the Tajik Foreign Minister offered deep condolences to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan over numerous human causalities as a result of devastating flooding and landslides in southern Japan.
During the conversation the sides discussed the current state and prospects of bilateral Tajik-Japan relations in various areas and other issues of mutual interest.
On the subject of cooperation of the two countries in the field of healthcare and medicine Foreign Ministers stressed the importance of continuation of mutual aid and joint measures aimed at preventing the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan expressed his gratitude to Japan for its assistance in the fields of infrastructure, health, sanitation, public welfare, training and skills development within the framework of the Official Development Assistance (ODA).
It was recalled that education and development of human resources are one of the priority issues in Tajikistan, specialists from Tajikistan participate in various training courses in Japan. Positive contribution is brought by the Project for Human Resources Development Scholarship by Japanese Grant Aid (JDS) in international relations, law, economic and management areas and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to the economy and social spheres in Tajikistan.