The presidents of Kazakhstan and Tajikistan discussed issues of ensuring regional epidemiological and economic security, reports Akorda.
The parties exchanged information on the measures and practical steps taken by the governments of the two countries in the fight against COVID-19.
Emomali Rahmon highly appreciated the decision of Kazakhstan to prevent the spread of this dangerous infection, to provide timely assistance to citizens and domestic small and medium size entrepreneurship”, — stated in the message.
“The head of Tajikistan thanked the President for the solidarity and support of the Tajik people in a difficult time for everyone, including for the provision of humanitarian assistance in the form of 5 thousand tons of flour in response to the appeal of Tajikistan. He also expressed appreciation for assistance in the evacuation of citizens of Tajikistan to his homeland and the smooth transit of goods through the checkpoints on the state border of Kazakhstan”, — stated in the message reported.
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev noted that traditionally friendly relations between Kazakhstan and Tajikistan inherent mutual support and openness.
“Kazakhstan is the second largest trade partner of Tajikistan, and we are interested in further increasing bilateral trade, in particular through mutual deliveries of food products”, — stressed the head of state.
In the discussion of issues on the international agenda Kassym-Jomart Tokayev stressed that our countries are fruitfully cooperating in bilateral and multilateral formats, including the sites of the UN and the conference on interaction and confidence building measures in Asia. Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev expressed gratitude to President Emomali Rahmon for continued support to further institutional development of the local initiative.
“Based on the importance of preserving the prosperity and security of our peoples, and Central Asia as a whole, agreed to instruct the two governments to consider the possibility meet some of the specific proposals of the President of Tajikistan”, — stated in the message reported.
At the conclusion of the talks, Emomali Rahmon conveyed best wishes and greetings to the First President of Kazakhstan — Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev. A telephone conversation took place on the initiative of the head of Tajikistan.