Tajik president hails promising co-operation with Qatar
January 05 2021 11:58 PM
Tajik president Emomali Rahmon.
Tajik president Emomali Rahmon.


President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon hailed the level of Qatari-Tajik relations at all levels, stressing that the bilateral relations have witnessed a steady development in recent years.

In an interview with Qatari newspaper Al-Sharq published on Tuesday, the Tajik president said the multi-faceted relations between Qatar and Tajikistan are based on common historical and cultural values, the principle of brotherhood and understanding, and the observance of mutual interests and respect.

He added that the mechanisms of bilateral cooperation and their legal framework were formed between the two friendly countries, referring to the establishment of the Joint Tajik-Qatari Economic, Commercial and Technical Cooperation Committee, as well as the organisation of a business forum between the two sides.

He also affirmed his country's keenness to fully enhance the work of these important mechanisms within the framework of economic and trade partnership between Qatar and Tajikistan.

Rahmon expressed his aspiration for further development and expansion of fruitful bilateral co-operation and for laying the foundations for a long-term partnership between the two countries.

He underlined that His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani's visit to Tajikistan last year, reflected the high level of relations between the two friendly countries in all fields, and gave a remarkable impetus to strengthening relations in addition to previous high-level visits.

With regard to the Qatari investments in his country, he said these investments amounted to more than $62mn, pointing out that Qatar is one of the first Arab countries that started investments in Tajikistan.

He noted that there are promising opportunities to expand co-operation in energy, agriculture, tourism, industries and other sectors of interest to the two countries. Rahmon praised Qatar for hosting FIFA World Cup 2022, saying that this global event embodies Qatar's good reputation and its constructive role internationally.

He stressed that it is a historic event and a source of pride for all Islamic countries because it is an important motivation in strengthening relations between peoples, wishing Qatar's wise leadership and its friendly people all success in organising a high level tournament as this will strengthen relations between peoples and provide security and stability in the region.

The Tajik president valued the important efforts of Qatar in pushing forward the peace process in Afghanistan, pointing out that peace, stability and development in Afghanistan are the key to the security and stability of the entire region.

He also said Tajikistan supports the Afghan government's position on promoting the peace process in the country, welcomes its efforts to stabilise the political and military situation and achieve social and economic development.

The activation of all means that help and facilitate the peace negotiations process in Afghanistan and solve its problems are welcomed, he added.

At the end of his interview, Rahmon emphasised the prominence Qatar enjoyed in the international arena, stressing that Qatar, in cooperation with the international community, plays an active and constructive role in resolving crises and consolidating peace and sustainable development in various regions of the world.

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