Saturday, 03 September 2011 00:00
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon had a meeting at the Kohi Millat Palace before the meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of State.
Exchanging the warm greetings, the leaders of he two states evaluated highly intergovernmental relations which based on the age-old traditions of friendship and brotherhood binding the Turkmen and Tajik peoples from ancient times and the mutual goodwill are brought to a higher level.
President Emomali Rahmon said that he was very glad to greet once again the Turkmen leader in the Tajik land. The leader of the friendly state noted that Tajikistan attached paramount importance to full cooperation with Turkmenistan that demonstrating its commitment to the traditions of good neighbourliness and mutual assistance had provided brotherly support to the Tajik people.
Thanking for the kind words and heartfelt welcome, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said that in its turn Turkmenistan intended to promote the fruitful dialogue with Tajikistan and facilitate expanding and intensifying effective collaboration in all fields. Taking an opportunity, the leader of the Turkmen state congratulated President Emomali Rahmon on the upcoming national holiday - the 20th anniversary of independence of Tajikistan and expressed the best wishes to the Tajik people.
In his turn the Tajik leader heartily congratulated President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and the people of Turkmenistan on the upcoming 20th anniversary of independence of Turkmenistan and wished peace, happiness and prosperity.
In a sincere and constructive atmosphere the leaders of the two states exchanged views on critical aspects of Turkmen-Tajik cooperation in implementing the top level agreements given the modern realities that opened up to intensify mutually advantageous partnerships built on a long-term basis, including in the trade and economic spheres. In this context emphasis was put on the important role of the Turkmen-Tajik intergovernmental commission, the activity of which had been significantly intensified in recent years. A focus of the discussion of the prospects for collaboration in other sectors, in particular in the power, agricultural and transport and communication sectors given the geographical location and transit potential of the two states.
Mentioning the humanitarian spheres as a priority sphere of intergovernmental relations, the sides called for expanding mutually fruitful contacts in this sphere. In this context paramount significance was attached to conducting scientific and art forums and the Days of Culture which were to facilitate strengthening and enriching historically established cultural and spiritual contacts between the two brotherly nations.
The leaders of Turkmenistan and Tajikistan also exchanged views on a number of important issues of regional and international politics of mutual interest.
Touching upon the agenda of the CIS Summit, the leaders of the two states reaffirmed the willingness to cooperate within the CIS building this partnerships on an optimal balance of national and common priorities. During the meeting President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President Emomali Rahmon also called for furthering constructive collaboration within the authoritative regional and international organisations, particularly the United Nations.
In this context the Tajik leader highly evaluated the peace-building policy of Turkmenistan based on positive neutrality and pursued by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov that served as an essential factor for stability in the Central Asian region. The President of Tajikistan also expressed full support for the constructive international initiatives of the leader of the Turkmen state consistently put forward during the sessions of the United Nations General Assembly and aimed at ensuring global peace and security and facilitating sustainable global development.
Upon concluding the meeting, the leaders of Turkmenistan and the Republic of Tajikistan reaffirmed that the states were committed to maintaining the friendly intergovernmental dialogue and expressed belief that relations between the two brotherly countries would be developed further and filled with a new content.
State News Agency of Turkmenistan (TDH)