Mamnoon, Tajik president agree to strengthen bilateral ties


DUSHANBE: President Mamnoon Hussain who on visit to Turkmenistan called on his Tajik counterpart Gurbanguli Berdimuhamedow on Wednesday and both agreed to further strengthen bilateral relations in various fields including trade and economy.

During the meeting, President Mamnoon Hussain and the Tajik President also agreed on early implementation Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project.

Agreement to this effect reached between the two leaders during a meeting held here on the sidelines of high level international conference on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development” 2018-2028 being hosted by Tajikistan. Senior officials from the two sides were also present in the meeting.

President Mamnoon said in order to boost bilateral trade there was a need to have enhanced interaction and contacts between the two countries’ private sectors and chambers of commerce.

He also stressed the need of holding trade exhibitions in each other’s countries to explore trade and investment opportunities. The President of Turkmenistan agreed with the proposals of President Mamnoon and said desired to enhance cooperation with Pakistan in every field of life.

President Mamnoon said Pakistan supports Tajikistan’s policy of non-alignment.