On the sidelines of the session of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Qingdao, China, the Founder of Peace and National Unity – Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon had a meeting with President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping.
At the beginning of the conversation, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon congratulated Xi Jinping on his re-election to the post of the President and confidently stated that he will continue to make efforts to strengthen and expand the partnership and strategic relations between the two countries.
The head of state expressed gratitude for the worthy contribution of the Chinese Government in ensuring the sustainable socio-economic development of Tajikistan and implementing important infrastructure projects.
It was stressed that the package of earlier signed documents will make a significant contribution to the implementation of Tajikistan's plans and state programs, including the National Development Strategy for the period up to 2030, the achievement of strategic goals and the transformation of the country from agro-industrial to industrial-agrarian country.
The parties highly assessed the cooperation on attracting Chinese investments in the fields of mining, energy, transport and agriculture, the launch of a project for the construction of the “Fon-Yagnob” heat power station with a capacity of 600 megawatts, and the construction project of regional railways.
During the meeting, serious attention was paid to the issue of increasing the volume of trade, exports to the Chinese markets, including agricultural products, and for achieving these goals it was suggested to intensify the work of the Intergovernmental Commission of Tajikistan and China on cooperation in the field of agriculture.
Other important topics of cooperation, especially in the sphere of attracting Chinese investments for the development of tourism infrastructure, cooperation in the field of science and education, culture, the necessity of the holding of Tajikistan’s days of culture in China were also discussed at the meeting
The two parties, as part of regional and international cooperation, have also discussed issues of joint efforts to combat threats of the modern world, such as terrorism, extremism, solving the complex political and military situation in Afghanistan and other areas of collaboration within the framework of the international organizations.