Joint statement of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon and the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev on strengthening friendship and neighborliness

On March 9-10, 2018, at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev paid a state visit to the Republic of Tajikistan.

During the fruitful talks held in an open, friendly and constructive atmosphere, the Heads of State discussed in detail key issues of the current state of relations between the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan, prospects for further expanding and deepening of bilateral multifaceted cooperation in the political, trade and economic, transport and communication, culture and humanitarian and other fields, as well as current regional and international issues of mutual interest.

The Heads of State underlined with satisfaction a high level inter-state dialogue, achieved in recent years, as well as credible positive dynamics of the development of cooperation between the two countries, and guided by the centuries-old historical and cultural communality of the peoples of the two countries, based on the firm principles of friendship, good neighborliness and mutual respect, expressing their belief that constructive and mutually beneficial cooperation between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan meets the long-term interests of peoples of the two countries, which is  also a key factor in ensuring peace, stability, security and sustainable development throughout the vast region of the Central Asia, reaffirming adherence to the universally recognized principles and norms of international law, as well as the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, including the principles of mutual respect for independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, inviolability of borders, non-interference in each other's internal affairs, equality and mutual benefit, striving for further expanding and deepening of Tajik-Uzbek relations, ensuring the timely and full implementation of the reached agreements, state the following:


Leader of the Nation Emomali Rahmon sent a message of condolences to President of Iran Hassan Rouhani

The Founder of Peace and National Unity – Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon sent a message of condolences to President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Dr. Hassan Rouhani.

The message reads, in particular:


It is with deep sadness that we share tragic news of the human casualties as a result of an aircraft crash in the Isfahan province of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

I express my sincere sympathy and wish patience to the families and relatives that lost their loved ones”.

Participation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan in the Security Council ministerial debate

On 19 January 2018 in the United Nations Headquarters, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan participated and addressed the United Nations Security Council debate entitled “Building regional partnership in Afghanistan and Central Asia as a model to link security and development”, which was held under the Kazakhstan Presidency.

The event was attended and addressed by the UN Secretary-General, the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Russia, Equatorial Guinea, and Deputy Foreign Ministers of the United States, Afghanistan, Netherlands and other representatives of the UN member-states.

In his statement, the Foreign Minister of Tajikistan underlined the pressing challenges faced by the region, among which are the deterioration of the situation in Afghanistan, the growth of international terrorism, the rise of political and religious extremism, transnational organized crime, illicit drug trafficking and exacerbation of environmental issues. 

Minister Aslov noted that Tajikistan as an advocate of an early restoration of peace and security in Afghanistan through economic and social development believes that the regional cooperation is an important element for strengthening stability in this country and in the entire region. He also noted that to address those challenges effectively it is needed to take more robust actions by the countries of the region through facilitating the regional cooperation and partnership.
Minister Aslov called on the international community to provide grand assistance to the implementation of socio-economic projects in this country, in particular regional projects such as CASA-1000, TUTAP, etc., which provide an important basis for sustainable development in Afghanistan.


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