The 8th session of the Uzbek-Tajik Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation was held in Tashkent on May 14-15 with the participation of the Prime Minister of Tajikistan Kohir Rasulzoda and the Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov.
During the meeting the sides discussed a wide range of issues of further expansion of multifaceted cooperation between the two countries in the light of preparations for the upcoming visit of the President of Uzbekistan to Tajikistan this year.
During the talks, the possibility of further growth of trade was discussed. On this basis, talks were held on joint measures to strengthen industrial cooperation, cooperation in the field of mining and electrical engineering, energy and transport.
Following the meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation, a protocol was signed, which, along with other issues of bilateral cooperation, reflected the issues of bilateral relations in the field of transport and roads.
In particular, the parties agreed to complete the procedure for ratification of the draft Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan on transit of dangerous goods through the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan by the end of May 2021. In the framework of the meetings of the Joint Commission on International Road Transport to consider the exchange of licenses for the transportation of coal and salt, in the near future to open passenger bus routes between the regions of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in accordance with quarantine requirements.
The parties discussed the possibility of organizing training for citizens of the Republic of Tajikistan at the Tashkent State Transport University and in professional educational institutions of JSC "Uzbekistan Railways" for railway specialists at the request of the Tajik side.
It was also agreed that measures will be taken for the development of the Uzbek-Tajik-Chinese corridor and vice versa, including multimodal transport on this route.