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10 March 2018

The visit was fruitful

On March 9, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in the Republic of Tajikistan at the invitation of President Emomali Rahmon.

President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon met the President of Uzbekistan at the international airport of Dushanbe.

This was reported by the Press Service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The national flag of Uzbekistan is raised in honor of the President of Uzbekistan, throughout the city. Thousands of Tajiks went out into the street, whose joyful faces testify that this visit is a long-awaited event for them.

Indeed, this is the first state visit of the President of Uzbekistan to Tajikistan in the history of bilateral relations. The sides consider these negotiations as an opportunity to raise the cooperation of the two countries to a qualitatively new level, to fill it with concrete content.

As previously reported, the state and prospects of development of bilateral cooperation in various spheres will be discussed during the high-level negotiations, regional and international issues of mutual interest will be considered.

It is planned to adopt historical documents aimed at developing cooperation in various spheres, creating amenities for citizens of the two countries.

Within the framework of the visit, a business forum and the National industrial exhibition of Uzbekistan, a concert with participation of art masters of the two countries will be held.

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As previously reported, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in Dushanbe with a state visit at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon.

The main events of the visit were held at “Kasri Millat” Palace in Dushanbe. The ceremony of the official meeting of the President of Uzbekistan was held here. A guard of honor was lined up in honor of the honored guest. National anthems of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan have sounded. The Presidents passed the guard of honor.

Then the Presidents began negotiations in a narrow format. Prospects of further expansion and deepening full-scale bilateral cooperation in political, trade-economic, transport-communication, cultural, humanitarian and other spheres, as well as regional and international problems were discussed at the negotiations, held in a friendly and constructive spirit.

The Head of the state expressed his gratitude to the President of Tajikistan for the warm welcome and honor shown to the delegation of Uzbekistan and noted with satisfaction the positive dynamics of development of cooperation between the two countries.

The President of Tajikistan highly appreciated the activity carried out in Uzbekistan on strengthening the country’s potential and international authority, developing the national economy, improving the welfare of people.

Uzbekistan and Tajikistan demonstrate a strong commitment towards the consistent development and strengthening of partnership. The scale of bilateral cooperation is expanding, constructive political dialogue is improving. Important steps have been taken for further expanding contacts at the highest level.

Today, relations between the two countries are developing in accordance with the requirements of the new time. In particular, the basic principles of bilateral relations are reflected in the Treaty of Eternal Friendship, signed between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Tajikistan in 2000.

The sides are consistently continuing their interaction within the framework of the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and other international structures.

Mutually beneficial cooperation between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan is rising to a level that meets the long-term interests of people of the two countries, including the goals of ensuring peace, stability, security and sustainable development in Central Asia.

The Tajik side expressed support for the initiatives forwarded by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the adoption of the UN General Assembly Resolution “On strengthening regional and international cooperation for ensuring peace, stability and sustainable development in Central Asia” and “On enlightenment and religious tolerance”, as well as the UN Convention on the Rights of Youth.

The state visit of the President of Uzbekistan to the Republic of Tajikistan continues.

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After the meeting of the Presidents of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, negotiations took place in an expanded format with participation of official delegations.

Issues of further development of the legal basis for long-term cooperation and maximum involvement of enormous potential in all areas of cooperation were discussed.

Trade and economic cooperation is developing at a dynamic pace. In 2017, the trade turnover increased by 20 percent and amounted to 240 million US dollars.

There are 25 enterprises, established with participation of Tajik capital, in Uzbekistan. Business forums are traditionally held in Dushanbe and Tashkent for ensuring direct contacts between the business circles of the two countries. Uzbekistan – Tajikistan business council has been established by chambers of commerce and industry of the two countries.

The sides exchanged views on expanding cooperation in light industry, food production, building materials, processing fruit and vegetable products and other spheres, creating favorable conditions for transit, expanding interregional cooperation.

It was noted that the volume of trade turnover between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan does not correspond to the available opportunities, and that there is a huge potential for bringing it up to 500 million dollars.

During the negotiations, the need was noted for creating joint ventures and trading houses, supporting foreign trade infrastructures and export-import operations, continuing organization of bilateral business forums and exhibitions of industrial products. “Made in Uzbekistan” exhibition and Uzbek-Tajik business forum organized in Dushanbe was highly appreciated.

It was noted that special attention should be given to full engagement of common transport and communication capabilities and transit potential of the two countries. In this context, issues of expanding cooperation in this direction, restoration of previous ones and creation of new road, rail and air communication become actual.

Appropriate ministries and departments were given instructions on effective implementation of agreements, development of measures for expanding cooperation, supporting and encouraging direct contacts between business people.

It was noted that the sides are equally interested in strengthening interstate cooperation in ensuring security and stability, solving international problems, countering terrorism, extremism and other types of transnational crime.

At the negotiations, held in the spirit of openness and mutual understanding, the need was noted for rational and fair use of water and energy resources, taking into account the interests of the countries of the region, while respecting generally recognized international norms and standards.

The state visit of the President of Uzbekistan to the Republic of Tajikistan continues.

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During the negotiations at the expanded format, within the framework of the state visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the Republic of Tajikistan, views were exchanged on cultural and humanitarian cooperation. The developing dialogue between scientific, educational institutions, the mass media, creative and sports collectives, youth, women’s organizations, trade unions, and other civil society institutions of the two countries was noted.

The order of the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon on renaming the park “50th anniversary of youth” in Dushanbe into the park named after Nizomiddin Alisher Navoi became an important event in cultural life of people of the two countries.

In turn, installation in Samarkand of a monument to two outstanding representatives of Uzbek and Tajik literature, Alisher Navoi and Abdurakhman Jami, was received with great satisfaction. In addition, one of the stations under construction in Sergeli district of Tashkent Metro will bear the name of the outstanding Tajik poet, the Hero of Tajikistan Mirzo Tursunzade.

Presidents paid special attention to issues of improving the study and teaching of Uzbek and Tajik languages, exchange of educational and fiction literature, periodical and scientific publications, translation of works by classics and contemporary authors. The need for development of relations in education, science, including cooperation between universities and academies of sciences of the two countries was noted.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev presented to the Head of Tajikistan a book “Treasury of Love”, published in Uzbek, in which selected works of the outstanding poet Abdurakhman Jami are collected.

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Following the results of the negotiations within the framework of the state visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the Republic of Tajikistan, the heads of the two states signed the Joint Statement on strengthening friendship and good-neighborliness and the Agreement on certain areas of Uzbek-Tajik State border.

In addition, 27 documents aimed at further development of cooperation in the spheres of trade, economy, investment, finance, transport and transit, agriculture, water and energy, taxes, customs, tourism, education and science, healthcare, culture, interregional cooperation, in the field of security and combating crime were signed.

This solid package of documents creates a new legal framework for further comprehensive development of mutually beneficial relations between the two countries and fraternal people.

At a meeting with mass media representatives, Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Emomali Rahmon noted that the negotiations were held in the spirit of mutual respect, trust and constructive exchange of views, this historic visit became an important step for reaching agreements, corresponding the interests of the sides and will bring the cooperation between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan to a qualitatively new level.

– We discussed current issues of strengthening relations between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in political, trade-economic, transport-communication, energy and other priority areas. The reached agreements are of great importance not only for our people, but also for the entire region, – said Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited “Dusti” square in Dushanbe. Here the President laid flowers to the monument of Ismail Samani, the founder of the Samanid state, which is a symbol of freedom of the nation and peaceful life. This monument, 13 meters high, erected in honor of the millennium of founding the Samanid state, is especially dear to the Tajik people.

The President of Uzbekistan invited the President of Tajikistan to visit the country at any time convenient for him. The invitation was accepted with satisfaction.

The sides reaffirmed the mutual desire for development of relations between the two countries based on mutual trust, friendship and good-neighborliness.

During the business forum and the National industrial exhibition of Uzbekistan, trade agreements were concluded for more than $143 million, as well as an agreement on provision of trade financing by leading Uzbekistan banks for $100 million.

The state visit of the President of Uzbekistan to the Republic of Tajikistan continues.

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“Made in Uzbekistan” National Exhibition was opened within the framework of the state visit of the President of Uzbekistan to Tajikistan.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, accompanied by President Emomali Rahmon, visited this exhibition.

As it is known, an agreement was reached between the two countries on establishment of a railway communication. Before getting acquainted with the exhibition, the heads of the states took part in the opening ceremony of the railway line “Galaba – Amuzang – Khushadi”. Presidents pressed a symbolic button, thereby giving an official start to the railway communication between the two countries.

Then the heads of states and members of the delegation got acquainted with the exhibition. Products of the automotive industry, agriculture, food, pharmaceutical, chemical, oil and gas, metallurgy, electrical and light industries, construction and craft products are widely represented here.

The President of Uzbekistan, introducing the President of Tajikistan to the products produced in Uzbekistan, drew attention to the need for further strengthening of cooperation.

The President of Tajikistan, in his turn, highly estimated the products of Uzbekistan and noted its wide range, proposed to create joint ventures.

The state visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Tajikistan continues.

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On March 10, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev during the state visit to the Republic of Tajikistan received Chairman of the Assembly of Representatives (Majlisi namoyandagon) of the Parliament of Tajikistan Shukurjon Zuhurov, at the residence allocated for him.

During the visit, important agreements were reached on strengthening cooperation between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in political, trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian spheres. In particular, practical steps have been taken on development of interparliamentary relations.

At the meeting it was noted that the state visit of the President of Uzbekistan to Tajikistan is being held very fruitfully, the sides showed unanimity on all issues of mutual interest. It was emphasized that the agreement on the state border and on mutual trips of citizens will serve as a solid basis for further strengthening friendship between people and countries. The opening of the road and rail links, creation of the Business Council are also practical results of this interaction.

During the negotiation with Shukurjon Zuhurov, the need for ratifying the documents signed at the highest level, strengthening inter-parliamentary relations, intensification of activities of friendship groups in the legislative bodies of the two countries, the exchange of mutual visits and experiences was noted.

The President of Uzbekistan noted that the negotiations will serve to give the bilateral dialogue a regular and comprehensive character.

The Head of the state invited the Chairman of the Assembly of Representatives of the Parliament of Tajikistan to visit Uzbekistan for becoming familiarized with the reforms carried out in Uzbekistan, exchanging experience and strengthening fruitful cooperation.

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On March 10, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, during his state visit to the Republic of Tajikistan, received the Prime Minister of Tajikistan Kohir Rasulzoda, at the residence allocated for him.

It was noted that during the negotiations, held on March 9 at the highest level, the sides determined the priority areas for the development of bilateral cooperation. The signed documents on further strengthening interaction in the sphere of trade, economy, investment, finance, transport and transit, agriculture, water and energy, taxes, customs, tourism, education and science, healthcare, culture, security, as well as interregional cooperation were highly assessed.

In particular, implementation of plans on bringing the volume of trade to $1 billion imposes great responsibility on the government of the two countries. At the meeting, issues of implementation of these agreements, expansion of the scope and diversification of the structure of mutual trade, creation of favorable business conditions were discussed.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev emphasized readiness of Uzbekistan to develop trade and economic cooperation and create all necessary conditions for this.

Kohir Rasulzoda noted that as a co-chairman of the Intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Tajikistan, he will pay special attention to the development of mutually beneficial joint projects, preparation of proposals on seizing available opportunities.

Issues of expanding cooperation between the regions and leading enterprises of the two countries, increasing transit cargo transportation and others were also considered.

The importance of adopting a “roadmap” on implementation of agreements reached at the highest level was noted.

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As previously reported, on March 9-10, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev paid a state visit to Tajikistan at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon.

The Presidents held negotiations in a narrow format, at “Kasri Millat” Palace in Dushanbe. Prospects of further expansion and deepening full-scale bilateral cooperation in political, trade-economic, transport-communication, cultural, humanitarian and other spheres, as well as regional and international problems were discussed at the negotiations, held in a friendly and constructive spirit.

At the negotiations in an expanded format with participation of official delegations, important issues of further development of the legal basis for long-term cooperation and maximum involvement of enormous potential in all areas of cooperation were considered.

Following the negotiations, the heads of the two states signed the Joint Statement on strengthening friendship and good-neighborliness and the Agreement on certain areas of Uzbek-Tajik State border.

In addition, 27 documents aimed at further development of cooperation in the spheres of trade, economy, investment, finance, transport and transit, agriculture, water and energy, taxes, customs, tourism, education and science, healthcare, culture, interregional cooperation, in the field of security and combating crime were signed.

This solid package of documents creates a new legal framework for further comprehensive development of mutually beneficial relations between the two countries and fraternal people.

On the second day of the visit, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received Chairman of the Assembly of Representatives (Majlisi namoyandagon) of the Parliament of Tajikistan Shukurjon Zuhurov and the Prime Minister of Tajikistan Kohir Rasulzoda, at the residence allocated for him.

Thereupon, the state visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the Republic of Tajikistan ended. On March 10, the Head of the state returned to Tashkent.



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