Relations of Tajikistan with Sweden

07.07.2022 13:20

Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Tajikistan and the Kingdom of Sweden were established on December 9, 1992.

The Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden in the Republic of Tajikistan is Mrs. Ingrid Tersman (since February 2013) with a residence in Stockholm.

Cooperation actively developed in humanitarian sphere. For instance projects worked in support of development of a civil society in Tajikistan, establishing opportunities for   self-sufficiency of the population, development of agrarian sector and mainly realization of national strategy on reduction of poverty.

Together with other international organizations the Government of Sweden took part in development and financing of micro projects and programs in the field of agriculture, social sphere, education and public health services, and also formation of democratic public structures.

Since 2002 Government of Sweden began to pay more interest to the processes occurring in Tajikistan related to democratization of a society and realization of economic reforms. In November, 2002 Minister of Migration and the International Cooperation of Sweden Mr.Jan U.Karlsson visited Tajikistan.

In 1997 Sweden provided 174 tons of food and medicines for the sum 68 million Swedish crones as a humanitarian assistance.  

Legal base between Tajikistan and Sweden is on the stage of formation and consists of 2 legal documents.

  1. Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Government of Kingdom of Sweden to support development of the seed sector (in Tajik, Russian and English. October 06, 2004 Dushanbe)
  2. Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Government of Sweden on general terms and conditions of cooperation for development (in Tajik, Russian and English. February 12, 2005 Dushanbe)

Trade cooperation

According to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade’s data the volume of trade between the Republic of Tajikistan and Sweden in 2022 (January-February) total amount of bilateral trade reached 1441,1 thousand USD (import – 1439,6 thousand USD, export – 1,5 thousand USD.

June, 2022