The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon held the delegation-level talks with the participation of delegations from the two countries.
The President of Uzbekistan has noted with great satisfaction the huge progress in all areas of multifaceted cooperation, emphasizing that Tajikistan is a close neighbor, true friend and time-tested reliable strategic partner.
The Leader of our country expressed readiness and further strengthen the mutually beneficial and comprehensive cooperation in the interests of our countries and peoples.
In recent years, bilateral cooperation has noticeably intensified. The trade turnover increased almost 40 times, reaching $600 million. The number of joint ventures has increased 10 times.
The successful results of the meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission and the business forum held on the eve of the visit, during which the new agreements and contracts for $1 billion were signed, were noted with satisfaction.
The significant results were achieved in the transport, interregional cooperation, parliamentary and cultural and humanitarian ties.
The effective contacts have been established between the capitals of the two states – Tashkent and Dushanbe, Surkhandarya and Khatlon, as well as Tashkent, Ferghana, Samarkand and Sughd regions. During the current visit, the «Roadmap» of cooperation will also be adopted by Jizzakh and Sughd regions.
The Presidents reaffirmed the priority of economic partnership between the fraternal countries and noted the significant potential for a multiple increase in the volume and range of trade.
The Presidents have noted the profound prospects in the implementation of projects in the mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, textile, leather, pharmaceutical, food, agro-industrial, mining, metallurgical and other industries.
The implementation of projects of interregional and industrial cooperation with the active use of the potential of the Uzbek-Tajik Investment Company was called topical.
The agreements were reached on strengthening cultural and humanitarian cooperation. The Presidents stressed the need to pay attention to interactions in science, education, art, cinema and tourism. A special priority is the development of the intellectual potential and the spiritual world of the youth.
An important factor in achieving the goals set will be the historic decision of the two Leaders to strengthen eternal friendship and establish an alliance between the countries.
It was noted that the visit of the President of Tajikistan, which is taking place in the year of the establishment of the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations, is a clear confirmation of the strength of the centuries-old ties of friendship and good neighborliness between the two brotherly people.