UAE-Tajik commission on political consultation holds first meeting

DUSHANBE, — The UAE-Tajik Commission on Political Consultation held its first meeting in the Tajik capital to discuss topics of common concern and ways of promoting relations as well as to exchange views on regional and international issues.

The meeting was co-chaired by Dr. Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Jarman, UAE Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation for Political Affairs, and Zohidi Nizomiddin, Tajikistan’s First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The two sides underscored the importance of benefiting from the high competitiveness and strong growth of both economies to expand co-operation in various areas, with a focus on trade and tourism, and to encourage official visits to serve the future of both countries.

“The UAE is keen to promote and enhance co-operation relations with Tajikistan to fulfil the aspirations of the top leadership in both countries and serve their common goals and interests,” Al Jarman said while calling for expanding bilateral and multi-lateral relations.

Al Jarman noted that His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Emomali Rahmon, the President of Tajikistan, at a recent meeting in Abu Dhabi, underscored their strong bilateral relations and gave their blessings to a number of agreements and memorandums of understanding. The two leaders also called for expanding relations to serve the common interests of their people.

He stressed the need for continued consolation and co-ordination between the two countries on issues of common concern, especially at the United Nations and its agencies because they constitute a pillar of effective multilateral co-operation.

Al Jarman further stressed the need for joint regional and international efforts to address challenges and threats, such as terrorism, extremism, illicit drugs, organised crime, trafficking in persons, as well as to find effective solutions to escalating regional crises so as to establish regional and international security and stability.

Nizomiddin hailed his country’s relations with the UAE which he praised for playing a notable international humanitarian role.

He thanked the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation for helping victims of natural disasters in Tajikistan through humanitarian and charity operations.

The Tajik official further praised the overall development taking place throughout the UAE in all sectors, and the country’s high competitiveness that helped it establish itself as a regional and global economic and trade hub.

He expressed his country’s desire to build a permanent partnership with the UAE in all humanitarian and development spheres.

Those who attended the meeting included Dr. Ahmed Al Matrooshi, Head of the West Asia Department at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-Operation.

Source: Emirates News Agency