President of Tajiskistan Emomali Rahmon who is on a five day official visit to India was today accorded ceremonial welcome by his counterpart President of India Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan today. ‘India recognizes President Rahmon’s role in ensuring peace and stability in Tajikistan’, tweeted President Mukherjee.
President Pranab Mukherjee appreciated the close co-operation that India and Tajiskistan have in the United Nations and other international forums.
India is grateful for Tajikistan’s support for its rightful claim to a permanent seat in the UN Security Council #PresidentMukherjee
— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) December 18, 2016
Recalling the need to fight the menace of terrorism President Mukherjee said that both India and Tajikistan are opposed to the menace of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
Yesterday President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the both exchanged views on the relationship between the two countries and the way forward. It is understood that the relationship between Tajikistan and India has been elevated from the earlier bilateral to strategic.
Tajikistan share it’s borders with Pakistan and Afghanistan in the south and China to the east which makes it very important strategically. Taking the level of relations between the two countries the joint press statement reveals that India supports initiatives to develop the existing port and transport infrastructure and connecting it through rail road network to Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Central Asia.
In this respect India will work to build trade and transit links through Chabahar port in Iran. India is also engaged in facilitating the International North South transport corridor with other members that includes Tajikistan. The delegations on both sides took note of the projects ongoing and those in the pipeline.
As on 2014-15 exports from India to Tajiskistan stands at $53.71 million and imports from Tajikistan to India stands at $4.39 million.