On December 28, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev had a telephone conversation with the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon.
The leaders of the two states exchanged sincere congratulations on the upcoming New Year.
Perspective directions and specific projects of deepening multifaceted partnership, as well as current issues of regional and international agenda were considered.
Unprecedented dynamics of development of Uzbekistan – Tajikistan relations, which reached the level of strategic partnership, were emphasized.
This was facilitated primarily by the agreements reached on the results of the historical state visits of the Presidents of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan this year.
A visa-free regime was established and the work of all checkpoints at the State border was resumed. Regular exchanges between the border regions have been established.
A joint Intergovernmental Commission is working fruitfully under the chairmanship of the Prime Ministers.
The leaders of the two countries noted with satisfaction the substantial growth in bilateral trade. Mutually beneficial cooperation is carried out in the field of stable supply of electricity and natural gas, regular road and air communications are launched.
The Presidents noted with satisfaction the dynamically expanding cultural-humanitarian dialogue, regular participation of creative teams of the two countries in various events held in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
Friendship Nights were successfully held in Tashkent and Dushanbe, which vividly demonstrated the cultural and spiritual closeness of fraternal countries and people. Monuments to Navoi and Jami have been erected in Dushanbe and Samarkand.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Emomali Rahmon confirmed their firm mutual determination to further expand and strengthen the centuries-old friendship and good-neighborliness, as well as strategic partnership for the benefit of fraternal people of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
In conclusion, the Presidents once again exchanged warm wishes for peace, wellbeing and prosperity for the fraternal people in the New Year.