Tajik President Emomali Rahmon yesterday received Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.  According to the Tajik president’s official website, the two sides discussed state and prospects of further expansion of bilateral cooperation between Tajikistan and China. 

Tajik leader reportedly noted that Tajikistan was interested in further expansion of bilateral cooperation with China.  

Rahmon expressed satisfaction with the current level of bilateral relationships between the two countries and appreciated China’s support for implementation of investment projects in Tajikistan.  

The meeting reportedly underlined the necessity of interstate cooperation in the framework of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative and increase in China’s investment in Tajikistan’s economy.  

The two sides also discussed issues related to bilateral and multilateral cooperation in providing regional security, supporting peaceful solution of political situation in the countries of the region and jointly addressing modern global challenges and threats.  

Meanwhile, Chinese media reports say that Rahmon noted after meeting with Wang that the two countries, as comprehensive strategic partners, have seen bilateral cooperation flourish in all kinds of fields in recent years.

Therefore, it is absolutely possible for Dushanbe and Beijing to strengthen joint efforts in the process of building a community of shared future for mankind, Rahmon added.

He also expressed readiness for further joint work with China in international and regional affairs, in particular, in the fight against terrorism, separatism and extremism as well as transnational organized crime.

Echoing Rahmon's remarks, Wang reportedly said China and Tajikistan have formed a "four good" relationship -- good neighbors, good friends, good comrades and good partners, and therefore should be running at the forefront of building a community of shared future for mankind.

According to Wang, China will continue to firmly support Tajikistan's domestic and foreign policies as well as its efforts to develop the economy and improve people's livelihood.

The Chinese side, in support of Tajikistan's development plans in the four major fields of energy, transportation, food and industrialization, is willing to fully integrate the national development strategies of the two countries and provide assistance for the modernization of Tajikistan, he said.

Wang reportedly also held talks with Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin the same day.

During the meeting, Muhriddin hailed the results of China-Tajikistan cooperation in the economic and trade sector, agriculture, production capacity and infrastructure construction, adding that he looks forward to implementing more joint projects and enhancing mutual benefit.

Muhriddin also expressed the hope of promoting exchanges between the two countries in areas like education and tourism and strengthening multilateral cooperation so as to safeguard regional security.