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28 Jun 2019

Tajikistan shows interest in Belarus’ advanced technologies for real economic sector

Tajikistan shows interest in Belarus’ advanced technologies for real economic sector

MINSK, 28 June (BelTA) – Tajikistan is interested in attracting Belarusian advanced technologies for the country's real economic sector, Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon told the media after his talks with Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko on 28 June, BelTA has learned.

“I would like to emphasize our interest in expanding production and cooperation ties with Belarusian partners and attracting Belarusian advanced technologies for Tajikistan’s real economic sector,” the foreign leader said.

In his words, special attention at the talks was attached to the expansion of trade and economic cooperation. “The matter pertained to the development of long-term forms of cooperation in the basic sectors of economy such as industry and agriculture, and also to the expansion of the assortment in trade taking into account the potential of the two countries. Strengthened ties in these areas would produce a considerable boost to our trade and economic relations,” Emomali Rahmon said. Tajikistan is interested in developing cooperation in agriculture, establishing supplies of Belarusian high-quality seed potato and pedigree material of the Belarusian selection. “In turn, we are ready to increase the exports of our eco-friendly fruit and dried fruit,” he said.

Cooperation in education was another topic for discussion. More than 1,500 students from Tajikistan study in Belarusian universities. The leading universities of Tajikistan have organized joint departments. “It is time we looked into an opportunity of implementing new joint Tajikistan-Belarus education projects,” Emomali Rahmon said.
  
“We had a serious exchange of opinions on the whole range of regional and international issues. With the tense situation on the CIS south borders in mind, we focused on regional security, discussed the Afghan issue and spoke in favor of further joint efforts to restore peace and stability in Afghanistan,” he said.

According to the Tajik leader, the talks were held in an atmosphere of constructivism and full understanding. Emomali Rahmon extended greetings to Belarus as the country celebrates 75 years since the liberation from the Nazis, and invited Aleksandr Lukashenko to pay an official visit to Tajikistan.

 

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