Outgoing Saudi ambassador bids farewell to Tajik foreign minister

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Outgoing Saudi Ambassador to Tajikistan, Mr. Abdul Aziz Mohammed Al-Badi, conferred here Monday February 22 with Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin at the end of his tenure to Tajikistan.

According to the Tajik MFA information department, the sides expressed satisfaction with the dynamic development of relations between Tajikistan and Saudi Arabia and stressed the need to expand bilateral cooperation between Dushanbe and Riyadh.

Sirojiddin Muhriddin reportedly thanked Abdul Aziz Mohammed Al-Badi the joint fruitful work and expressed confidence that he will further make significant contribution to the expansion of the multifaceted cooperation between Tajikistan and Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Abdul Aziz Mohammed Al-Badi had served as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Republic of Tajikistan since late November 2016.

The Tajik MFA says the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has a special position in the Tajik foreign policy in the Arab World

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recognized the independence of the Republic of Tajikistan on January 11, 1992 and diplomatic relations between two countries were established on February 22, 1992.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the first Arab country that opened its diplomatic mission in Tajikistan on January 2010 as a follow up to the Tajik Embassy inauguration in Saudi Arabia in 2008.

The legal foundation of relations between Tajikistan and Saudi Arabia reportedly includes eleven cooperation documents.

To establish economic cooperation between the public sectors of Tajikistan and Saudi Arabia, the Tajik-Saudi intergovernmental commission for trade and economic cooperation has been setup. Tajik and Saudi Arabian Entrepreneurs’ Council is another tool for the development of cooperation between the private sectors of the two countries.

Source: Asia-Plus