Meeting with President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping
The Founder of Peace and National Unity — Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon met with the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing.
The meeting discussed a wide range of issues of cooperation between the two countries.
First, the President of the country, Emomali Rahmon, expressed gratitude to the Head of the host country for the warm welcome and invitation to take part in the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games.
The Head of State congratulated the President of the People’s Republic of China on holding a grand sporting event, as well as on the advent of the Spring Festival and the traditional New Year of the Chinese people.
Recalling the 30-year history of diplomatic relations between the two countries, President Emomali Rahmon expressed satisfaction with the relations of good neighborliness and friendship, and mutual trust of strategic partnership.
At the meeting, issues of developing cooperation in the trade, economic and investment spheres, especially in the industry, were discussed.
Interest was expressed in importing new technologies and creating the basis for the production of «green technology» in Tajikistan, in particular, electric vehicles, solar panels, building and equipping energy facilities in Tajikistan with advanced technologies.
The parties also touched upon the issues of expanding cooperation in the field of agriculture, in the direction of increasing the volume of exports, primarily of Tajikistan’s environmentally friendly agricultural products to China, and further developing relations in the transport and logistics sectors.
It was emphasized that the instrumental factors in promoting mutually beneficial relations between the two countries are the meeting of business groups of Tajikistan and China to attract investment, relations within the framework of the One Belt One Road Initiative and the development of new industrial, energy, transport and agricultural projects.
Another important area of partnership between the two countries was the expansion of cooperation in the cultural and humanitarian sphere, in education and healthcare.
Thanks were expressed to the Chinese side for providing material assistance in the form of a vaccine against coronavirus during the pandemic.
Upon the discussion of the topic related to security, the attention of the parties was directed to the issues of combating terrorism, extremism, separatism, transnational organized crime, drug trafficking and cybercrime, as well as the socio-economic situation in neighboring Afghanistan.
The parties paid special attention to cooperation within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and other international and regional organizations.
At the end of the meeting, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, invited the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, to pay an official visit to Tajikistan. The invitation was accepted with satisfaction.