Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi assures support for Tajik economy during visit

During talks between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, China reiterated its support for Tajikistan’s development strategies and commitment to opposing external interference, reaffirming their enduring friendship and partnership.

During a meeting between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon in Dushanbe on Saturday, China reaffirmed its commitment to support Tajikistan’s development strategies and bolster its economy actively.

Wang, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, recalled Rahmon’s previous state visit to China for the China-Central Asia Summit, where they jointly declared the formation of a community between China and Tajikistan, envisioning a future of shared goals and cooperation. This initiative aims to foster enduring friendship, solidarity, mutual support, and mutual benefit between the two nations.

China pledged continued support for Tajikistan’s development path and reiterated its stance against external interference in Tajikistan’s internal affairs. Wang emphasized China’s unwavering commitment to being a steadfast friend and partner to Tajikistan regardless of shifts in the international landscape.

President Rahmon acknowledged the progress made in bilateral relations since his visit to China, emphasizing the importance of enhancing ties with China as a key priority of Tajikistan’s foreign policy. He reaffirmed Tajikistan’s adherence to the one-China principle and recognition of Taiwan as an integral part of China.

Rahmon expressed a desire to deepen cooperation with China across various sectors, including economy, trade, energy, transportation, agriculture, and technology. He highlighted the significance of close high-level exchanges and collaboration in combating terrorism and strengthening security cooperation.

Wang echoed Tajikistan’s commitment to enhancing security cooperation and proposed consolidating coordination in multilateral platforms such as the United Nations, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and the China-Central Asia mechanism. This cooperation aims to safeguard the common interests of both countries and contribute to regional prosperity and stability.

Wang’s visit also includes discussions with Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin, indicating the depth of bilateral engagement between China and Tajikistan.