|Li Qiang Meets with President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon|
On the morning of May 17, 2023, at the Great Hall of the People, Premier Li Qiang of the State Council met with President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon who is in China for a state visit and the China-Central Asia Summit.
Li Qiang said that under the strategic guidance and personal commitment of President Xi Jinping and President Emomali Rahmon, China-Tajikistan relations have realized leapfrog development in recent years. China is ready to further synergize development strategies with Tajikistan, deepen mutually beneficial and win-win cooperation, and share new opportunities brought by Chinese modernization with Tajikistan, to continuously make the pie of China-Tajikistan cooperation bigger and more substantive and deliver more tangible benefits to the two peoples.
Li Qiang pointed out that the Belt and Road cooperation between China and Tajikistan has yielded fruitful results. The two sides need to further strengthen pragmatic cooperation with focus on high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, continuously optimize the trade structure, and improve the level of trade facilitation. China welcomes more exports from Tajikistan and hopes that Tajikistan will further improve its business environment and earnestly protect the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese investors. The two sides need to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation in agriculture, industrial parks, infrastructure and other fields, continuously enhance connectivity, and strengthen exchanges in such fields as culture, education, medical care and sister cities programs.
Li Qiang stressed that the China-Central Asia Summit will inject new impetus into the overall cooperation between China and Central Asia, and bring new opportunities for deepening China-Tajikistan cooperation. Li Qiang expressed the hope that Tajikistan will continue to play an active role in promoting the new and great development of China-Central Asia cooperation.
Emomali Rahmon said that Tajikistan and China are good neighbors, good friends and good examples of solidarity and mutual assistance for common development. Over the past decade, bilateral relations have reached a new height and bilateral cooperation has yielded fruitful results. Tajikistan is ready to learn from China's experience, absorb China's technology, deepen bilateral exchanges and cooperation with China in such areas as production capacity, energy, agriculture, water conservancy, connectivity and culture, and advance Belt and Road cooperation to bring bilateral relations to a new level.