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Tajik Ambassador Highlights Growing Cooperation With Egypt on Independence Day

Celebrating his country’s independence day in Cairo, Tajikistan’s Ambassador to Egypt Zarobiddin Kosimi said that the 30 years of bilateral ties have strengthened friendship and cooperation in various fields.

The 32nd anniversary of the independence of Tajikistan and the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Egypt was celebrated on 25 September at the Conrad hotel in Cairo.

“The two historical countries and peoples are connected not only by these 30 years of diplomatic relations but also by the very long-standing relations within the framework of the Silk Road and the Le Zufard Road,” Kosimi said.

“Even today, trade and mutual investment between Tajikistan and Egypt continue to grow,” he said.

He pointed out that the process was accelerated after President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon visited Cairo in March 2022 and Sharm El-Sheikh in November.

Economic and trade relations

Kosimi expressed his confidence that economic and investment cooperation between the two countries would bear fruit in the near future.

He pointed to the large number of Egyptian businessmen and investors who are expected to attend the International Investment Forum, which will be held in Tajikistan’s capital of Dushanbe 29-30 September.

“In fact, 32 years is a very short period of time to establish, develop, and strengthen the independent state from a historical perspective. However, it should be emphasized that the Tajik people have a long history of six thousand years and a rich and diverse culture,” said Ambassador Kosimi.   

“It is a rich cultural, literary experience and historical memory of the Tajik nation, which gave birth to noble sons such as Abu Ali Ibn Sina, Abu Rayhan Al-Biruni, Jalal al-Din al-Balkhi al-Rumi and hundreds of other great men, that gave us the opportunity to establish the state in this short historical period.”

International leadership

Ambassador Kosimi affirmed that Tajikistan is internationally recognized for its pioneering efforts to solve global problems related to water and climate.

“It is a matter of pride for the Tajik people that five initiatives of Tajikistan so far have received support and assistance from the international community, that is the United Nations, [and] are being implemented on a global scale,” Kosimi said.

He pointed out that the international water agenda is called the “Dushanbe Process.”

“Tajikistan is a country of pure water and the source of more than 60 percent of the water resources in Central Asia, which stem from 13,000 glaciers, rivers, and beautiful mountain springs. By having an incredible amount of water resources and stunning nature, Tajikistan is one of the leading and exemplary countries in the world in the modern process of development of green economy and green energy.”

This makes Tajikistan one of the most attractive countries in the world for tourists and foreign investors, he added.

Kosimi concluded by expressing his wish for the continued friendship between Egypt and Tajikistan.

Source: English Ahram