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Tajikistan fully supports efforts to expand interregional economic cooperation, says Emomali Rahmon

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The first regional Central Asia-European Union (EU) high-level meeting with the participation of leaders of five Central Asian states and European Council President Charles Michel took place in the Kazakh capital of Astana on October 27.   The press service of the Ak Orda (the official workplace of the President of Kazakhstan) says Kazakh President Read More

Participants in the regional Central Asia-EU high-level meeting adopt joint communique

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Participants in the regional Central Asia-EU high-level meeting that took place yesterday in the Kazakh capital of Astana have adopted a joint communique.   In their joint press communique, the signatories welcomed the institutionalization of the relationship between the Central Asian nations and the EU through the existing high-level platforms. They highlighted the importance of Read More

Tajikistan reportedly stockpiles seed wheat twice as much as needed

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Specialists of the Department of Seed Production and Breeding Achievements of the Ministry of Agriculture have determined the stock of seed fund of and leguminous crops for sowing in 2023.   Source: Asia-Plus Read More

To accelerate inclusive economic growth, boosting financial Inclusion is a priority for Tajikistan

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Tajikistan has taken great strides in reducing poverty levels and boosting economic growth over the last decades., Ms. Cassandra Colbert, IFC Senior Manager, Central Asia, notes.   Between 2000 and 2021, the poverty rate, measured by the national poverty line, fell from more than four-fifths of the population to just over a quarter, while the Read More

ADB awards additional US$43 million grant to Tajikistan to enhance road sustainability in Khatlon province

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved additional grant financing of US$43.2 million to scale up the safety and reliability of the road network in southern Tajikistan and enhance women’s access to social and economic activities, according to ADB Tajikistan Resident Mission (TJRM).   “Given its mountainous terrain, landlocked location, and the fact that other Read More

The impact of the war in Ukraine and subsequent economic downturn on child poverty in ECA

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Child poverty across Europe and Central Asia (ECA) has soared by 19 percent, as Ukraine war and rising inflation drive four million children into poverty.   A report released by UNICEF on October 17 says data from 22 countries across the region featured in the study shows children are bearing the heaviest burden of the Read More

CIS heads of government gather in Astana to discuss cooperation issues

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A session of the CIS Council of Heads of Government is being held in the Kazakh capital of Astana today.   Media reports say the event is attended by Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Alikhan Smailov, Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Ali Asadov, Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko, Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan Read More

Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan use different maps. Will Moscow help them find a compromise on the border issue?

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The current configuration of Tajikistan’s common border with Kyrgyzstan is the product of Soviet mapmakers drawing the dividing lines for Soviet republics. After the Soviet Union collapsed in late 1991, these became the borders of independent nations.   Little more than 500 kilometers of the 971-kilometer border between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan border has been demarcated Read More

Emomali Rahmon extends condolences to Iranian President Raisi over terrorist attack in Shiraz

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On Friday October 28, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon extended condolences to his Iranian counterpart Sayyid Ebrahim Raisi over the loss of lives in a terrorist attack committed Shiraz.   “In connection with the brutal attack on the Shah Cheragh holy shrine in Shiraz resulting in the death of civilians, I express deep condolences to you Read More

Tajikistan declares its willingness to use Iran’s technologies in transport, logistics

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On the sidelines of launching a freight train from Tajikistan to Turkiye on a new route through Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Iran’s territories, transport officials of Iran and Tajikistan met to advance transport cooperation and exchange transport technologies, Iran’s ISNA news agency reported on October 24.   During the visit of Iran’s transport delegation to Dushanbe Read More