Press release of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan

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Today's meeting of the parties was traditionally held in an atmosphere of friendship, mutual understanding and trust.

In the course of today's meeting all directions and areas of cooperation of mutual interest of the two friendly and brotherly countries and various aspects of important regional and international issues have been considered. In particular, the issues related to the strengthening and expansion of bilateral and multilateral cooperation between Tajikistan and Turkey in various fields were the focus of today's meeting.

In this context, the sides exchanged views on the current state and prospects of political, economic, trade, investment, relations in the fields of education, science, culture, health, tourism, security, fight against terrorism and strengthening the legal framework of bilateral relations.

It should be noted with satisfaction that the relations of cooperation between the two friendly and brotherly countries have acquired a stable process. In the interstate relations between Tajikistan and Turkey today a favorable atmosphere of trust, the necessary political and legal framework and the means to ensure mutually beneficial cooperation have been created. However, the two sides want to further expand cooperation to meet the existing potential between Tajikistan and Turkey.

Emphasizing the important role of high-level visits in the relations between Tajikistan and Turkey at the current stage, the two sides supported the intensification of visits of high-ranking officials of the two countries.

The parties paid special attention to the development of trade and economic relations and expressed interest in advancing this process using the existing opportunities of both countries.

It was stressed that today Turkey is one of the most important trade partners of Tajikistan. The parties agreed to take measures to implement the agreements reached by the Presidents of the two countries to increase bilateral trade to $ 1 billion, despite the negative impact of external factors, including the consequences of COVID-19 integration.

In this regard, the activities of the Joint Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation were considered as an important tool for consideration and further planning of bilateral cooperation.

During the talks, the sides focused on investment cooperation and the establishment of joint ventures. In this regard, it was stressed that today the two countries have established mutually beneficial cooperation in the implementation of joint projects.

The sides expressed satisfaction with the cooperation and coordination of positions in the framework of international and regional organizations.

During the official visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of visits was signed between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey and the Cooperation Program.

I would like to emphasize that our meetings and talks were held in an atmosphere of goodwill, sincerity and mutual trust and respect.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan