Kazakhstan and Tajikistan aimed at long-term close cooperation
Kazakh Senate deputies supported the draft Law of Kazakhstan “On Ratification of the Treaty on Strategic Partnership between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Tajikistan.”
“The Head of our state defined the Central Asian region as priority area of Kazakhstan’s foreign policy. We estimate the relations with all Central Asian countries on the level of strategic partnership. Our countries effectively cooperate within the framework of integration associations in the CIS, the CSTO and the SCO. The roles of our countries on important international issues are close or coincide. Kazakhstan and Tajikistan have a mutual support to international initiatives,” M. Tleuberdi said.
According to him, Kazakhstan is one of the major trade partners of Tajikistan. Thus, Kazakhstan, along with Russia and China is one of three major trading partners of Tajikistan. However, due to the influence of external factors, a decrease in bilateral trade, however, if the turnover with other countries decreased on average by 30%, then this indicator in Tajikistan decreased by 17%.
“The analysis of the physical volumes indicates that turnover in some positions, on the contrary, has increased, in particular, the volume of export-import cargo transportation between the two countries reached nearly 2 million tons in 2015, an increase to 30 thousand tons compared to 2014. In this context, the work on promising areas of cooperation, such as trade, investment and industrial sphere, are conducted, ” M. Tleuberdi said.
It should be reminded that the contract was signed by the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon on September 14, 2015 in Dushanbe during the official visit of the Head of State in Tajikistan.
The purpose of the Agreement on Strategic Partnership between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Tajikistan is the conclusion of bilateral relations to the level of strategic partnership, aimed at long-term close cooperation between the two countries in political, economic and cultural spheres.
Thus, according to the contract, the parties confirm their commitment to refrain from the use of force or threat of force against each other and interact in order to strengthen peace and security in the global and regional scale, coordinate their efforts to counter modern challenges and threats.
Agreement provides the expansion of cooperation in the military, military-technical, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres, in the sphere of civil defense and energy.
Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan