On Monday, Turkey and Tajikistan signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in a number of fields during the period from 2021 to 2023, reports Turkish Daily Sabah.
This came in statements by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, during a press conference he held with his Tajik counterpart, Serageldin Mehruddin, after a meeting that brought them together as part of a visit to the capital, Dushanbe.
Cavusoglu noted that they discussed possible steps to take in the future to push forward bilateral relations.
He pointed to the development of relations between Turkey and Tajikistan in several fields, including economy, trade, culture, security and education.
He mentioned that his country is the fifth largest investor in Tajikistan, stressing the desire of Turkish companies to increase their investments in it.
On the other hand, Çavuşolu explained that they are working to lift the visa for Turkish citizens wishing to come to Tajikistan during the next stage.
He expressed his country’s desire to support the Tajik authorities to increase the number of flights organized by Turkish Airlines to Tajikistan.
He pointed out that during the meetings that took place today, the two foreign ministries signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation on the cooperation protocol and program for the period from 2021 to 2023.
He added, “Together, we will do our best to implement the said cooperation program successfully.”
Çavuşolu indicated that Turkey attaches great importance to communication in the region, saying: “There are many projects that are being implemented and will be implemented, and Turkey strongly supports Tajikistan’s participation in these projects in particular.”