Jeenbekov, Rakhmon discuss regional projects, co-operation


DUSHANBE -- Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov conferred with Tajik counterpart Emomali Rakhmon in Dushanbe Thursday (February 1) to discuss co-operation between their countries, local media reported.

Jeenbekov plans to hold talks as well with the Tajik prime minister and speaker of parliament, a source in the Tajik government told AsiaPlus.

Kyrgyz and Tajik officials also are expected to discuss implementation of regional projects, including the Central Asia South Asia Electricity Transmission and Trade Project (CASA-1000), and border demarcation.

"Kyrgyzstan is our close neighbour," Rakhmon said, as quoted by 24.kg. "We can raise co-operation to a higher level of development."

"Kyrgyzstan is ready for further development and deepening of relations," said Jeenbekov. "We have the opportunity to discuss pressing issues."

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