Reference:CGTN | Updated:14 July 2021
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday said that China will continue to give convenience to trade and investment with Tajikistan, hoping for stronger ties with the Central Asian country in the years to come.
China is willing to strengthen strategic communication with Tajikistan and jointly push for the construction of the Belt and Road Initiative with high quality, Wang told his Tajik counterpart Sirojiddin Muhriddin.
Wang added that Beijing is also hoping to promote agriculture and poverty alleviation cooperation with Dushanbe.
The Chinese diplomat is currently on the second leg of his five-day visit to Central Asia, after his visit to Turkmenistan.
The two countries will develop "a community of shared future of development" and "a community of shared future of security," which will focus on sustainable development and countering potential terrorism, Wang pointed out.
In terms of regional cooperation, Wang said that the China and five Central Asian countries (C+C5) mechanism is a "well-needed" idea that fits into the countries' interests and shares broad development prospects. He said he hopes to continue developing the cooperation mechanism.
On his side, Muhriddin first congratulated the Communist Party of China (CPC) as this year marks the 100th anniversary of its founding. He spoke highly of the accomplishment China has made under the leadership of the CPC.
Since Tajikistan and China established diplomatic ties, the two countries have deepened political mutual trust, Muhriddin pointed out, adding that the bilateral relationship has also rapidly developed.
On behalf of his country, he thanked China for the COVID-19 vaccines provided during Tajikistan's anti-epidemic fight, and said he hoped to strengthen cooperation with Beijing in sectors including trade, agriculture, investment and transportation.