In a statement delivered at an inaugural C5+1 Leader’s Summit in New York on September 19, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon expressed confidence that the results of today’s meeting would facilitate the further strengthening of cooperation in the “Central Asia – United States of America” format, according to the Tajik president’s official website.
Rahmon reportedly stated that Tajikistan fully supports the efforts of countries to develop cooperation in the fields of economy, transport and communications, water and energy and other critical issues of sustainable development.
“On the basis of the urgent task of promoting the “green economy”, Tajikistan attaches primary importance to the development of green energy,” Tajik leader emphasized.
During the speech, President Emomali Rahmon spoke about the effective use of Tajikistan’s hydropower resources, the production of “green energy”, Tajikistan’s global initiatives in solving global issues, such as climate change and its effects, melting glaciers and other global problems that create serious obstacles to the development and progress of the countries.
In his speech, Emomali Rahmon reportedly drew the attention of heads of state to the issue of increasing threats and dangers, combating terrorism and extremism, illegal trafficking of narcotics, ensuring regional security, the political situation in Afghanistan and protecting the state border of Tajikistan, and in this process, cooperation and assistance of international partners was considered necessary.
It was highlighted that Tajikistan has been offering its logistics capacity, including 6 bridges on the border with Afghanistan, to supply humanitarian aid to the population of the neighboring country, and has exported construction materials and foodstuffs through re-opened border markets.
Tajik leader emphasized that stability in Afghanistan is an important factor in the development of interregional relations, “therefore, we are interested in restoring peace and stability in this country as soon as possible.”
At the end of his speech, Tajik leader once again mentioned the stable and unchanging position of Tajikistan in solving the pressing issues of the global and regional community and the expansion of cooperation.
Source: Asia Plus