|President Xi Jinping Meets with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon|
On the morning of 15 September local time, President Xi Jinping met with President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon at Forumlar Majmuasi Complex in Samarkand.
President Xi pointed out that since the establishment of diplomatic ties 30 years ago, China-Tajikistan relations have achieved leapfrog growth. China firmly supports Tajikistan in safeguarding national independence, sovereignty and security. China is always a neighbor, friend and partner that Tajikistan can trust and rely on. As international and regional situations undergo profound and complex transformation, China and Tajikistan need to continue to provide solid support for each other and bring about more concrete results in China-Tajikistan ties.
President Xi Jinping underscored China’s readiness to enhance practical cooperation with Tajikistan, expand import of quality Tajik agricultural products, elevate the scale and level of bilateral trade, advance cooperation in such areas as infrastructure, water management and transportation, discuss cooperation in green technology, digital economy and artificial intelligence, and assist Tajikistan in promoting cross-border transportation capability. China is ready to work with Tajikistan and other central Asian countries to enhance the China+Central Asia (C+C5) Meeting mechanism and other cooperation, deepen counterterrorism cooperation, and jointly safeguard peace and tranquility in this region.
President Rahmon noted that this year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Tajikistan and China. Over the past three decades, Tajikistan-China relations have made significant progress. He reaffirmed that Tajikistan unswervingly abides by the one-China principle, firmly maintains that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China’s territory, and will continue to firmly support China’s stance on issues concerning China’s core interests. China is not only a good friend, but also an important strategic partner of Tajikistan. Tajikistan is ready to develop closer high-level interactions with China, learn from China’s development experience, promote practical cooperation in areas such as economy and trade, agriculture, transportation, production capacity and green economy, and raise Tajikistan-China relations to a new level. Tajikistan is ready to strengthen coordination and cooperation with China in the United Nations, Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) and the C+C5 framework to deepen security cooperation and jointly safeguard regional security and stability. President Rahmon wished the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China a full success.
The two Presidents exchanged views on the situation in Afghanistan.
The two sides signed cooperation documents in digital economy, green development, transportation and other fields.
Ding Xuexiang, Yang Jiechi, Wang Yi, He Lifeng and other officials attended the meeting.