President of the Republic of Tajikistan

State visit of the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping to Tajikistan

15.06.2019 21:50, Dushanbe city

In the afternoon of June 14, at Dushanbe International Airport, the Founder of Peace and National Unity, Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon warmly and sincerely welcomed the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping, who arrived in Tajikistan on a state visit and with the aim of participating in the Fifth Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia.

During the meeting of the leaders of the two countries, the Head of State Emomali Rahmon welcomed the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping to Tajikistan.

It was expressed confidence that the results of the work of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia would contribute to strengthening and expanding the relations of cooperation of the countries of the region and the solution of topical issues of the world community.

On June 15, a solemn ceremony took place at the Palace of the Nation for the President of the People’s Republic of China, who arrived on a state visit and to attend the Fifth Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia.
At the extended meeting of the heads of states, issues related to friendly relations and multilateral cooperation of the two countries were considered.

During the meeting, issues of bilateral cooperation between countries, as well as relevant regional and international issues were discussed.

President of the country Emomali Rahmon once again welcomed the distinguished guest and the delegation accompanying him to Tajikistan.

The head of state Emomali Rahmon emphasized that further deepening the comprehensive strategic partnership with China is one of the priority directions of our foreign policy.

The President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping thanked the distinguished Emomali Rahmon for the sincere receiving of the Chinese official delegation and expressed his appreciation for the high-level organization of the Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia and the results of the chairmanship of Tajikistan in this organization.

The “One Belt - One Road” initiative and the effective implementation of the “Program of Cooperation between Tajikistan and China” were identified as an important factor in achieving the goals of the national development strategy of Tajikistan for the period up to 2030.

In order to continue the fruitful strategic partnership, the parties comprehensively addressed cooperation in the areas of trade and economics, financing projects in Tajikistan, building parks and creating joint industrial enterprises, developing hydropower spheres with efficient use of Tajikistan’s vast hydropower resources, agriculture, transport, tourism, science, education, cultural and humanitarian resources, innovations and technologies.

The expediency of joint cooperation against the “three evils” - terrorism, extremism and separatism, as well as organized transnational crime, drug trafficking and cybercrime was noted.

During the discussion of regional security issues, special attention was paid to the development of cooperation in the military-technical sphere, the strengthening of border security and relevant infrastructure, the training of military personnel, and work with modern equipment.

After the completion of high-level meetings and talks at the Palace of the Nation with the participation of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon and the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping took place a ceremony of unveiling the project of the buildings of the Parliament and the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan.

The construction of buildings of the Parliament and the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan in the framework of fruitful cooperation between Tajikistan and China is carried out on the basis of disinterested financial support of this friendly and neighboring country in the amount of 1.5 billion Chinese yuans.
After the completion of high-level meetings and negotiations, the participation of the heads of state in the ceremony of commencing construction of the buildings of the Parliament and the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan at the Palace of the Nation, a documents signing ceremony was held, at which 13 documents were signed with participation and in the presence of Emomali Rahmon and Xi Jinping, and in the margins of the state visit of the President of the People’s Republic of China another 5 trade agreements, a total of 18 new documents, in particular:

The Joint Statement of the Republic of Tajikistan and the People’s Republic of China on the deepening of the comprehensive strategic partnership, signed by the heads of state - Emomali Rahmon and Xi Jinping.

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and the People’s Republic of China on gratuitous assistance;

Protocol of phytosanitary requirements for the export of lemons of the Republic of Tajikistan to the People's Republic of China;

Agreement between the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Academy of Social Sciences of the People’s Republic of China on scientific cooperation;

Memorandum between the State Committee on Investments and State Property Management of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Ministry of Trade of the People’s Republic of China on the establishment of a joint working group on cooperation in the investment field;

Memorandum of Cooperation between the Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Ministry of Ecology and Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China;

The Program of cooperation between the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Ministry of Agriculture and Agricultural Affairs of the People’s Republic of China for 2019-2021;

The Program of cooperation between the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China for 2019-2021;

Memorandum between the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on the further strengthening of anti-terrorism cooperation in the field of information exchange, as well as agreements on cooperation in the field of filmography, on the organization of a base for processing rare, precious and non-ferrous metals, on the program for an online quality control platform, on design, ensuring, installing, managing, commission and manufacture of all equipment for a cement plant, establishing joint ventures on construction of non-ferrous metallurgy processing facilities in the Republic of Tajikistan.

Here the Founder of Peace and National Unity, Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, for his outstanding services in strengthening interstate relations, expanding friendly relations and good neighborly relations between the peoples of Tajikistan and China, and developing mutually beneficial trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation between the Republic of Tajikistan in a solemn atmosphere decorated the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping with the State Award - "Order Zarintoj 1st degree".

In the meeting hall of the Palace of the Nation, the heads of state Emomali Rahmon and Xi Jinping held a press conference for numerous representatives of domestic and foreign media, where they summed up the results of the meeting and high-level talks between Tajikistan and China.

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