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2018-06-22

Tajik-Uzbek trade doubled in first 5 months of 2018

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DUSHANBE -- Tajik-Uzbek trade doubled in the first five months of 2018 compared to the same period last year, Asia-Plus reported Friday (June 22), citing the Tajik government's Agency on Statistics.

The countries racked up almost $94 million in trade from January to May, including more than $54 million in Tajik exports and about $40 million in Uzbek exports.

It is the first time since the fall of the USSR in 1991 that Tajikistan has had a trade surplus with Uzbekistan.

Ties between the two neighbours have grown stronger since Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev took office in 2016.

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