Chairman of Majlis Ash-Shura of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: “Emomali Rahmon is really an outstanding Leader”

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DUSHANBE, 24.01.2017 /NIAT Khovar/. Emomali Rahmon is really an outstanding Leader, � said Dr. Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Ibrahim Al-Sheikh, Chairman of Majlis Ash-Shura of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, during his meeting with Shukurjon Zuhurov, Chairman of Majlisi namoyandagon Majlisi Oli of the country on Monday January 23 in Riyadh city.

He also has noted that the official visit of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and top level meetings and talks between the two countries, in the course of which 5 new cooperation documents were signed, laid solid foundations for the strengthening and development of bilateral relations.

During the meeting the two parties had an exchange of views on the issues of expansion of cooperation in the fields of energy, water, transport, processing of agricultural products and light industry, attracting Saudi investment in the implementation of some infrastructure and social projects of Tajikistan, science, culture, sport, tourism, health, as well as on the expanding economic cooperation and opportunities to establish twin cities relations.

Dr. Abdullah and Zuhurov have also discussed the issues to establish security cooperation, particularly in the fight against modern crime and transnational organized crime, such as terrorism, extremism and illegal drug trafficking.

We, in Tajikistan, recognize Saudi Arabia as an important partner in the Arab world and pay constant attention to the development and strengthening of multifaceted relations with this country, � added the Chairman of Majlisi namoyandagon of the country. Zuhurov has also emphasized that the wide range of financial and technological capabilities of Saudi Arabia and the great natural and labor resources of Tajikistan allow to us to establish the long term and mutually beneficial cooperation between our countries in these areas.

It was noted that Tajikistan welcomes the financing of Saudi side in energy and water projects of regional significance, particularly in the construction of high-voltage cross-border power transmission lines, large and medium hydroelectric power plants, substations, as well as the processing and output of mineral resources and irrigation. In this regard, Tajikistan will prepare for the holding of the second session of the Joint Intergovernmental Commission of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Economic and Trade Cooperation in Riyadh city.

Dr. Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Ibrahim Al-Sheikh said that he, as the Chairman of Majlis Ash-Shura of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia assesses this meeting important for the strengthening of Inter-parliamentary relations between Riyadh and Dushanbe, because it will open a new page in the history of relations of the countries.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan