Chinese, Tajik presidents meet on ties in Astana

08:02, June 15, 2011      

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Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) meets with Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon in Astana of Kazakhstan, June 14, 2011. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)

Chinese President Hu Jintao met with his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon on Tuesday, one day before an annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

During the meeting, the two leaders exchanged views on bilateral relations and other major issues of common interest.

Over the past year, new progress has been made in China-Tajikistan friendly and cooperative relations, the Chinese president said, citing strengthened political mutual trust and expanded cooperation in various fields.

The two countries have also carried out good cooperation within multilateral frameworks including the United Nations and the SCO, he said.

The Chinese side places great importance on developing its relations with Tajikistan and is willing to be the most trustworthy neighbor, partner and friend of Tajikistan, Hu said.

He added that China will, as always, support Tajikistan's efforts in safeguarding national security and stability and in promoting economic growth.

Meanwhile, Hu said that pragmatic cooperation between China and Tajikistan is highly complementary and has a promising prospect, adding two sides have achieved remarkable results in bilateral cooperation in recent years.

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Source: Xinhua
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