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12 Oct 2020

Lukashenko, Rahmon hold phone talks

Lukashenko, Rahmon hold phone talks
Aleksandr Lukashenko and Emomali Rahmon. An archive photo

MINSK, 12 October (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko held phone talks with Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon on 12 October, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.

The Belarusian head of state congratulated his counterpart with a convincing victory at the presidential election. The leaders of the two states touched upon a wide range of topics, including bilateral relations, the latest developments in the region and the situation in the world. They focused on the situation in Kyrgyzstan and Nagorno-Karabakh.

Talking over the Belarus-Tajikistan cooperation, they described it as vibrant. “Despite the current crisis in the global economy, the countries manage to considerably increase mutual trade. In January-June 2020 the bilateral trade soared 2.5 times year-on-year. The presidents spoke in favor of further strengthening of industrial cooperation, including for entering third markets, and the expansion of mutual supplies,” the press service said.

COVID-19 was another theme the two presidents discussed. Emomali Rahmon stressed that the situation with the novel coronavirus in Tajikistan is under control. The heads of state shared opinions on counteracting the infection spread.

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