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Xi Jinping Meets with President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan

On June 9, 2017 local time, President Xi Jinping met in Astana with President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan.

Xi Jinping pointed out that China and Tajikistan are close and friendly neighboring countries and strategic partners with high-level mutual trust. Both countries have maintained close high-level exchanges, achieved fruitful outcomes from cooperation in such fields as economy, trade, agriculture, infrastructure construction, energy and security, and intensified coordination within the frameworks of the UN and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). At present, bilateral cooperation in the joint construction of the “Belt and Road” has achieved important outcomes, and both sides should promote the cooperation towards a high-end, innovative and diversified direction in the next stage. The two countries should enhance coordination on economic policies and alignment of development strategies, push forward connectivity construction for new progress, strengthen cooperation in production capacity and equipment manufacturing, deepen cooperation in disaster relief, promote trade and investment liberalization and facilitation, and reinforce cooperation in defense, law enforcement and security. The Chinese side is willing to, together with Tajikistan, take the 25th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations as an opportunity to carry forward the spirit of good neighborliness and friendship, beef up strategic coordination and deepen mutually beneficial cooperation, in a bid to push China-Tajikistan strategic partnership towards a higher level.

Emomali Rahmon expressed that Tajikistan and China are good neighbors, good friends and good partners. Attaching importance to its friendship with China, the Tajik side values China’s important role in international affairs, and commits to deepening Tajikistan-China strategic partnership. Since the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations 25 years ago, both countries have maintained high-level mutual trust and scored fruitful outcomes from cooperation in economy, trade, science, technology, people-to-people and cultural engagement and other fields. The country’s development strategy highly matches with the historic “Belt and Road” initiative initiated by China. Tajikistan stands ready to align the self-development with the “Belt and Road” construction, and strengthen cooperation in the fields of connectivity, electricity, agriculture, and security.

Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Yang Jiechi and others attended the meeting.

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