The date of the visit of the President of Kazakhstan to Tajikistan becomes known

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According to him, during the visit, meetings of the heads of the two states are planned in narrow and expanded formats.

Issues related to expansion of strategic partnership between Kazakhstan and Tajikistan “with a focus on further strengthening of political dialogue and expansion of economic, investment, cultural and humanitarian cooperation.

“A special attention will be paid to enhancing regional cooperation and providing stability and security in Central Asia," Kazakh president’s spokesman says.

The Tajik president’s official website said on May 3 that President Emomali Rahmon has spoken by phone with his Kazakh counterpart Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to discuss state and prospects of further expansion of bilateral cooperation between their countries.

They reportedly also exchanged views on a number of regional and international issues being of mutual interest. Rahmon and Tokayev, in particular, focused on regional security issues.

“Emomali Rahmon invited Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to pay an official visit to Tajikistan in the coming days,” the Tajik president’s official website says.

Recall, Emomali Rahmon and Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japparov agreed to meet in Dushanbe in the second half of May during a phone conversation that took place on April 30.

It is expected that in addition to discuss further steps to avoid conflicts along the Tajik-Kyrgyz border and speed up demarcation and delimitation of the mutual border, Emomali Rahmon and Sadyr Japparov will sign a number of bilateral cooperation agreements, the source said.

Meanwhile, Emomali Rahmon and Kassym-Jomart Tokayev also had a telephone conversation on May 1.

According to the Kazakh president’s press service, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev expressed concern about the tense situation on the border with Kyrgyzstan, which poses a threat to the security of both neighboring states and their citizens. Kazakhstan President reportedly expressed the opinion that such complex issues as the passage of the border line should be resolved in the process of constructive negotiations, and in the spirit of mutual trust and friendship. According to him, it is now extremely important to show mutual restraint and prevent the escalation of military actions.

Kazakhstan President commended the agreement on holding the summit in Dushanbe in order to reach agreements on preventing such incidents in the future. President Rahmon reportedly informed President Tokayev in detail about the history of the border conflict and its current situation on the border. The two leaders agreed to maintain regular working contacts in order to exchange views on the situation in the Central Asian region. The relevant departments of the two countries will carry out the work on the preparation for the summit, the Kazakh president’s press service.

Kassym-Jomart Kemeluly Tokayev (born May 17, 1953) is a Kazakh politician and diplomat. He took office as the president of Kazakhstan on March 20, 2019, succeeding Nursultan Nazarbayev, who resigned on March 19, 2019 after 29 years in office.

Diplomatic relations between Tajikistan and Kazakhstan were established on January 7, 1993. Diplomatic mission of Tajikistan in Kazakhstan started to operate in June, 1993. Diplomatic mission of Kazakhstan, which received the Embassy status in January 2001, has operated in Dushanbe as an independent Mission since April, 1998.

Since diplomatic relations were established, the leaders of the two states had paid 7 official visits.

Tajikistan and Kazakhstan have signed 100 interstate and intergovernmental agreements. The fundamental document – the agreement on basic relations was signed in January 1993. The strategic partnership agreement, signed on September 14, 2015, have a special place in bilateral ties.

The countries are implementing the Trade Facilitation Roadmap 2019-2022.

Besides, the countries actively collaborate within a number of international and regional organizations such as the UN, OSCE, SCO, CICA, CSTO and CIS.

Source: Asia-Plus