Bishkek, 27 October 2023 (TDI): China-Tajikistan have pledged to cooperate on the Global Development Initiative, the Global Security Initiative, and the Global Civilization Initiative, which was put forward by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the 22nd Meeting of the Council of Heads of Government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Member States.

The commitment was made during a meeting between Chinese Premier Li Qiang and Tajik Prime Minister Kokhir Rasulzoda on the sidelines of the SCO meeting in Bishkek on Thursday.

Premier Li said that China and Tajikistan have achieved fruitful results in various fields under the strategic guidance of President Xi and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon.

He said that China is willing to work with Tajikistan to follow the principle of building a China-Tajikistan community with a shared future, further enhance friendship and mutual trust.

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Moreover, both countries continue to support each other on issues concerning each other’s core interests, and elevate the comprehensive cooperation between the two countries to a new height.

Premier Li also said that China is ready to align its development strategies with Tajikistan, continue to promote high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, leverage industrial, expand trade and investment.

Also, China seeks cooperation in such areas as transport infrastructure, civil aviation, green economy and digital economy.

He added that China is willing to increase people-to-people and cultural exchanges in sports, culture, education and between regions to facilitate the development and rejuvenation of the two countries.

Prime Minister Rasulzoda expressed his gratitude for China’s strong support for Tajikistan’s economic and social development over the years.

He said that Tajikistan is ready to work with China to consolidate traditional friendship, advance the Belt and Road cooperation, deepen cooperation in various fields, and push for further in-depth development of bilateral relations.

The two leaders also agreed to maintain close coordination in multilateral areas, implement the outcomes of the China-Central Asia Summit, strengthen cooperation within the United Nations, the SCO and other frameworks, uphold the common interests of the two countries and safeguard international equity and justice.