Statement of the Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan at the High-level meeting on middle-income countries

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The Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan Mr. Tojiddin Jurazoda participated and addressed the High-level meeting to discuss the challenges of middle-income countries in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

In his statement Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade noted that over the past 15 years, Tajikistan has achieved significant success in many areas, including in the economic and social fields. He also emphasized that in this period Tajikistan the country has adopted its National Development Strategy until 2030 and 2 strategies for poverty reduction in 2007-2009 and 2010-2012.

Mr. Jurazoda also noted that as a result of the necessary reforms and implementation of the relevant programs and strategies Tajikistan has made enormous progress in reducing the poverty rate from 81% to 30,3%.

Source: Ministry of foreign affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan