In Ashgabat, discussed prospects of Tajik-Japanese cooperation

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The meeting of the Foreign Minister of Tajikistan Sirojiddin Aslov and Foreign Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida took place on Monday in Ashgabat on the sidelines of Sixth Foreign Ministers' Meeting of the Central Asia plus Japan Dialogue.

The agenda included implementation of the agreements reached during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Tajikistan in October 2015, and the prospects for developing bilateral cooperation in the political, trade, economic, investment, transport and communication, industrial, energy, cultural and humanitarian spheres.

In this context, they underlined the important role of Tajik-Japanese joint commission for economic, technical and scientific cooperation that first meeting of which took place in Tokyo on April 14.

The sides reportedly highly appraised a role the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in expansion of Tajikistan-Japan cooperation and noted JICA's significant contribution to implementation of projects aimed at achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and strengthening of Tajikistan's transportation, energy and investment potentials.

The two diplomats expressed satisfaction with the results of the joint work carried out within the framework of the Central Asia plus Japan Dialogue and outlined further steps to strengthen regional and interregional cooperation during the chairmanship of Tajikistan in the Dialogue.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan