Tajik officials in Tashkent to discuss co-operation, upcoming state visit


TASHKENT -- A Tajik government delegation arrived in Tashkent Monday (February 5) to discuss co-operation with Uzbekistan and an upcoming visit by Uzbekistani President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Dushanbe, reported, citing a Tajik government source.

The delegation, headed by Tajik Deputy Prime Minister Azim Ibrohim, will cover "issues related to co-operation between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan as well as preparations for the upcoming state visit of [Mirziyoyev] to Tajikistan, which is scheduled for early March of this year", the source said.

The sides will also review draft agreements that are expected to be signed in Dushanbe during Mirziyoyev's visit.

Tajikistan and Uzbekistan signed agreements on visa-free travel and other border-crossing measures January 10, during Uzbekistani Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov's visit to Dushanbe.

The agreements allow Tajik and Uzbekistani citizens to visit each country without visas for up to 30 days, and envisage new border checkpoints and bus routes to link towns and cities in the two countries.

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