Belarus and Tajikistan have set out their road map for the long-term cooperation through 2020
New Cooperation Facets
During the one-on-one talks, and during the talks featuring the delegations, the presidents discussed the entire range of bilateral rela-
Tajikistan has traditionally been an important and reliable partner for Belarus in Central Asia. The work carried out recently at the level of the governments has laid a foundation for long-term cooperation in a wide range of areas. The governments have made the necessary arrangements for the intensification of the dialogue at the top level, which should become the key to the successful implementation of joint initiatives. The official visit of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko to Tajikistan on 27-29 October proved that the potential of the bilateral cooperation was much higher than export-import operations. The sides voiced their determination to develop other forms of economic interaction, too.
tions and focused on the economy, commerce, supplies of various types of Belarusian equipment, industrial cooperation and creation of joint production facilities, participation of Belarusian companies in the implementation of large-scale infrastructure development projects in Tajikistan.
The heads of state also discussed the bilateral cooperation within the framework of integration associations, exchanged their opinions on international issues and discussed interaction in culture, science, education and other promising areas.
“Today’s meeting has marked a new era in the history of BelarusianTajik relations. We are strongly determined to expand our relations,” said Alexander Lukashenko in the course of the talks with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon.
According to the Tajik leader, the relations with Belarus are among the priorities of Tajikistan’s foreign political and economic strategy. In recent years the bilateral cooperation has become more diverse and practical.
The bilateral trade between Belarus and Tajikistan in recent years has risen considerably from $6 million in 2003 to $47.6 million in 2010. In January-august 2011 the trade rose by 84.3% to $48.8 million with Belarus reporting a trade surplus of $13.5 million. The bulk of the Belarusian exports to Tajikistan is sugar, tractors, fluorides, woodworking products, furniture, medical preparations. Tajikistan supplies mostly cotton fiber and dried fruit.
Tajikistan is Belarus’ traditional and reliable partner within the
By 2015, Tajikistan is going to renew its farm machines pool using Belarusian
tractors, grain harvesters, attached
implements and trailers. Combine
harvesters Lida 1300 are ready for