On May 30, Dushanbe hosted a regular meeting of the Joint Intergovernmental Commission of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan on Trade and Economic Cooperation.
Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov headed the delegation of Uzbekistan in the commission meeting, Khovar reports.
Within the framework of the event, a meeting of the heads of government was held. The parties discussed the current state of bilateral relations and prospects for intergovernmental cooperation between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in areas of interest, and issues on the agenda of the next meeting of the commission.
Then, under the chairmanship of Abdulla Aripov and Kokhir Rasulzoda, with the participation of delegations from the two sides, the ninth meeting of the Joint Intergovernmental Commission of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan on Trade and Economic Cooperation was held.
After considering the implementation of the decisions of the previous meeting, issues of further developing intergovernmental cooperation between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in the areas of economy, trade, industry, investment and banking, transport, energy, agriculture, customs, education and science, culture, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, tourism, youth and sports, migration and employment, ecology and environmental protection were considered.
The delegations also exchanged views on the most important issues of regional cooperation. As was emphasized, based on the constant attention and support of the heads of state Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Emomali Rahmon, interstate relations between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan have received steady development, and the results are significant in all areas of cooperation.
In 2021, the trade turnover between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan amounted to $447.8 million, which is 34.2% more than in 2020.
Following the talks, the sides signed a joint document.
The next meeting of the commission will be held in Tashkent in 2023.