Tajik and Uzbek Official Delegations Led by PMs Hold Meeting

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On April 24, the Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov arrived in Tajikistan on a working visit.

Tajik PM Kohir Rasulzoda welcomed Aripov at the Khujand International Airport.

The meeting of the heads of official delegations and the meeting of the parties were held in a limited and wide format.

The meeting centered around politics, trade, economy, investment, industry, education, science, culture, export, and import, healthcare, railways, customs, energy, and other areas.

They also expressed constructive views on strengthening cooperation between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

The officials emphasized that as part of the constructive and promising goals of President Emomali Rahmon and President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev friendly relations between the two countries have noticeably strengthened, and significant progress has been achieved in this direction.

The construction and commissioning of various facilities in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan with the participation of both sides is a testament to the good relations between the two countries.

Uzbekistan is one of the leading economic partners of Tajikistan. The volume of trade between the two countries in 2020 amounted to $333.8 million. In the ranking of countries involved in trade with Tajikistan, Uzbekistan ranks third.

Despite the results achieved, the need to increase the volume of trade between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, the construction of manufacturing enterprises and workshops in the free economic zones of Tajikistan, and the construction of objects for various purposes was emphasized.

Currently, 29 new agreements and contracts on cooperation are under consideration.

The authorized departments have been instructed to take urgent measures in relation to the implementation of unused opportunities between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

The Uzbek delegation accompanied by Rasulzoda visited the Museum of the History of the Sughd Region, where they were acquainted with the traditions, culture, history, the rich heritage of the Tajik people, and the achievements of independent Tajikistan.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan