On 31 March 2021, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan a bilateral meeting was held between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan Sirojiddin Muhriddin and the Minister of External Affairs of the Republic of India Subrahmaniyam Jaishankar, who was on an official visit in our country.
The two sides discussed the development of bilateral relations and expressed interest in strengthening mutually beneficial cooperation between Tajikistan and India in various fields. Тhe issues of expansion and strengthening of the legal framework of bilateral relations were also discussed.
At the meeting, the issues of implementation of agreements reached during high-level visits, signing of new bilateral documents, coordination of joint activities in various formats, including in the framework of the Joint Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation and political consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan and India were considered.
In this regard, the parties stressed the importance of expanding trade, economic, investment and scientific-technical ties, the expansion of inter-parliamentary relations, cooperation in industry and energy, culture, tourism and defense between the two countries.
The parties expressed their readiness to fight global threats such as terrorism, extremism, drug trafficking and other forms of transnational organized crime.
It was noted that the holding of the Ninth Ministerial Conference Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process, which took place in Dushanbe on 30 March 2021, will contribute advancing the peace process in Afghanistan and expanding its cooperation with the countries of the Process.
During the meeting the two sides also discussed other issues related to the expansion of bilateral relations between Tajikistan and India in the framework of international and regional organizations as well as the Central Asia-India Dialogue.