Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani had a meeting with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon. They discussed the boosting of bilateral relations between the two countries in several sectors. Emomali Rahmon emphasized the relationship between the two on the basis of the brotherhood that they share. He commented that cooperation is essential as they share a common language, culture, and civilization

Additionally, Tajikistan is focusing on growing the regional and international consensus for the Afghan peace process. For this purpose, Tajikistan is hosting the 9th Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process conference. Furthermore, Ashraf Ghani commented on their shared interests with Tajikistan. The objective is to enhance cooperation and coordination. Additionally, the Afghan and Tajik officials signed five documents that aim to improve relations between the two.

Ashraf Ghani also discussed various options with the Tajik Prime Minister Kokhir Rasulzoda to elevate the regional and global positions of Afghanistan and Tajikistan.

Tajikistan Parliament Speaker Mohammad Taher Zakerzada also met with President Ghani and enforced the need to build public and parliamentary relations.

On the other hand, Tajikistan National University awarded an honorary doctorate to President Ghani and delivered a speech. It highlighted the need for bilateral cooperation.

Above all, both the countries have tried to help each other with regards to energy as on 2007, a $500 million deal was signed to create an energy connection between Tajikistan through Kyrgyzstan to Afghanistan. They also have military cooperation on border security.


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