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Parliaments of Kazakhstan and Tajikistan will cooperate more actively: Speakers signed an Agreement

by September 23, 2021 Key Issues

Speaker of the Senate Maulen Ashimbayev met with Chairman of the Majlisi Milli of the Majlisi Oli of the Republic of Tajikistan Rustami Emomali, who arrived in Kazakhstan today on an official visit.

In his speech, Maulen Ashimbaev emphasized that strong ties between Kazakhstan and Tajikistan are based on centuries-old bonds of brotherhood and friendship between our peoples, and the two states are reliable strategic partners and allies.

The Chairman of the Senate stressed that this year the President of Kazakhstan visited Tajikistan twice. Such a frequency of visits and the level of agreements reached during these meetings testifies to the high level of cooperation established by the Heads of the two states.

“Within the framework of the official visit of the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev to Tajikistan in May this year, further prospects for strengthening our relations were identified. In a Joint Statement, the Presidents of the two countries expressed their firm position to develop strategic partnership relations. It is important to maintain and promote the high level of cooperation set by the Presidents of the two countries through the Parliaments of Kazakhstan and Tajikistan, ”Maulen Ashimbayev noted.

Cooperation with Kazakhstan, according to Rustami Emomali, takes a priority place in the foreign policy of Tajikistan. Chairman of the Majlisi Milli Majlisi Oli stressed that he attaches great importance to strengthening inter-parliamentary cooperation.

“Kazakhstan plays an important role in the political and economic life of Central Asia. Over the past years of independence, your country has achieved great success in socio-economic development and strengthening its image in the international arena. Many programs and strategies of the country’s development, designed for the long term, have been developed and are being successfully implemented. Taking this opportunity, I would like to congratulate you and in your person the fraternal people of Kazakhstan on the upcoming 30th anniversary of Independence , ”Rustami Emomali noted.

During the conversation, the parties noted the importance of establishing a constructive dialogue on all aspects of bilateral and multilateral cooperation.

In particular, joint work on investment, trade and economic relations, agriculture, transport and communication infrastructure, and digitalization is of great importance.

Maulen Ashimbaev paid special attention to the need to intensify cooperation in the water and energy sector.

“ We understand that every year the urgency of the issue of water scarcity in the Central Asian region will increase. These are realities that we must accept. In this regard, it would be very important to conclude a trilateral Agreement on the joint use of water resources in the Bahri Tojik reservoir. This Agreement could become an effective mechanism for regulating the issues of joint use of water resources of the Syrdarya river basin on an ongoing basis, ”Maulen Ashimbayev noted.

The participants of the meeting focused their attention on the problems of Afghanistan. Having agreed that the achievement of stability in Afghanistan is the most important factor in ensuring regional security, the parties voiced their readiness for active interaction and cooperation in this direction.

The Senate Speaker also noted that Kazakhstan stands for the formation of Afghanistan as a peaceful and independent state, free from terrorism and drugs.

The Agreement on Cooperation between the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Majlisi Milli of the Majlisi Oli of the Republic of Tajikistan, signed today, will also give a new impetus to the development of inter-parliamentary interaction. The document implies the creation of a permanent Commission on inter-parliamentary cooperation.

On the same day, Rustami Emomali laid flowers at the Otan Korgaushylar Monument, and also visited the AstanaGenplan research and design institute and the iKomek capital monitoring and operational response center.

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan