Statement at the 13th Economic Cooperation Organization Summit

01.03.2017 18:08, Pakistan

Distinguished Mr. Chairman,
Excellencies, Heads of State and Government,
Distinguished Friends,

At the outset, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the Government and the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, H.E. Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, and to the people of fraternal Pakistan for the warm hospitality and favorable working environment.

The Summit arrangements at high level apparently demonstrate the continuous attention paid by the Leadership of Pakistan to enhancement and promotion of regional cooperation.

It is very symbolic that this Meeting of the Heads of the ECO member countries is taking place on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Izmir Treaty, which laid foundation for the activities of the Organization.

I would like also to emphasize that this year it will be 25 years since the Central Asian countries, Azerbaijan and Afghanistan joined this Organization.

Geographical expansion of ECO through accession of these countries doubled its capacity and geostrategic importance in three integral regions of the continent – Central, Western and South Asia.


The meeting of the Ambassador with the Chairman of the inter-parliamentary friendship group

On January 06 this year, the meeting of the Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Tajikistan to the Islamic Republic of Iran H.E. Mr. Nematullo Emomzoda with the Chairman of the inter-parliamentary friendship group H.E. Mr. Cyrus Karampour was held.

During the meeting views on the shared commonalities of the two friendly and brotherly countries, bilateral relations, including inter-parliamentary cooperation were exchanged. Meanwhile, mutual visits of heads  of parliaments of the two countries, the activities of the parliamentary friendship groups in Tajikistan and Iran and their role was recalled in strengthening bilateral relations.

It was noted that the exciting framework allows having common, mutually beneficial cooperation expansion more than before.

Sides, pointing to the need to foster greater contacts and cooperation, expressed hope that the parliamentary friendship groups of the two countries will set worthy contribution in order to further strengthening and expanding bilateral relations.   

Press conference in Tehran in connection with " International decade for Action," Water for Sustainable Development", 2018-2028"

 February 7, 2017 in the premises of the Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan in the Islamic Republic of Iran with the participation of a wide range of domestic and foreign journalists, representatives of ministries and departments of IRI and the diplomatic corps accredited in Iran in connection with the adoption of the UN General Assembly resolution entitled "International Decade for Action "Water for Sustainable Development "2018-2028", a press conference was held.

Ambassador of Tajikistan in IRI Mr. Nematullo Emomzoda talked about the water issues, its growing importance and exciting problems in the font word arena, however, he was recalled initiatives originated from the Founder of peace and national unity, leader of the nation the President of the Republic of Tajikistan H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon in regard to water issues and welcoming the word community about this initiatives and take decisions on exciting problems and to establish constructive  cooperation in this context.

N.Emomzoda in particular, noted that Tajikistan with water and hydropower resources has a special position in the word in the issues of the rational water use, effective implementation to achieve the goals of navigation on water security and reports addressing other issues related to water in the region, and the world by the Supreme Board of the country in the largest Assembly and international conventions as an urgent problem in to today's human society.


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