Dushanbe, 26 July 2022 (TDI): The President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, had a telephonic conversation with the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

At the beginning of the conversation, Emomali Rahmon warmly congratulated the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, on his birthday.

He wished him health, happiness, and further success in implementing his plans.

In this context, Emomali Rahmon wished the fraternal people of Uzbekistan new achievements along the path of sustainable development.

During the conversation, the Presidents considered topical issues of Tajik-Uzbek relations of friendship, good neighborliness, and strategic partnership.

He highlighted the importance of actively implementing the agreements reached by the parties during the official visit of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan to the Republic of Uzbekistan in June this year.

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They also discussed issues of regional security and the upcoming SCO summit. The Summit will be held in September this year in Samarkand.

Tajik- Uzbek Diplomatic Relations

The Republics of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan established diplomatic relations on October 22, 1992. The Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan in Tashkent has functioned since 1995.

Due to the geographical and geopolitical location, community roots, and historical ties between the two neighboring countries, both states pay constant attention to the continued development and deepening of a broad range of mutually beneficial cooperation.

Uzbekistan and Tajikistan signed the Treaty of Friendship, Good-neighborliness, and Cooperation on January 4, 1993, in Tashkent. Furthermore, the two states signed The Treaty of Eternal Friendship on June 15, 2000.

The two treaties are regarded as the central documents governing the main directions of Tajikistan-Uzbekistan relations. In these treaties, the parties defined the fundamental principles of their bilateral relations.

The principles include mutual respect for independence and sovereignty, equality, and non-interference in each other state affairs.

Both states desire to establish mutually beneficial economic partnership relations at the state and economic entity levels.

Shared cultural and spiritual values and centuries-old traditions of mutual respect and cooperation have provided both states with a stable basis and guiding principles for their interactions.