Xi Jinping Exchanges Messages of Congratulations with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon on the 30th Anniversary of the Establishment of China-Tajikistan Diplomatic Relations

On January 4, 2022, President Xi Jinping exchanged congratulatory messages with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Xi Jinping pointed out, since the establishment of diplomatic ties 30 years ago, China-Tajikistan relations have achieved leapfrog development and reached the best level in history. In particular, in recent years, the two countries have taken the lead in building a community of development and a community of security, setting an example of building a community with a shared future for mankind. The two sides have increasingly deepened strategic mutual trust, firmly supported each other on issues concerning each other's core interests, with booming cooperation in various fields and fruitful results in high-quality Belt and Road cooperation. Facing the COVID-19 pandemic, people of the two countries have united together and helped each other, demonstrating the brotherhood sharing weal and woe.

Xi Jinping stressed that I attach great importance to the development of China-Tajikistan relations, and I am willing to work with President Rahmon to take the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries as an opportunity to promote China-Tajikistan comprehensive strategic partnership to continuously achieve new outcomes, and build a closer China-Tajikistan community with a shared future, so as to benefit the two countries and the two peoples.

Rahmon said that at this critical moment in the history of bilateral relations, I extend my sincerest congratulations and best wishes to you and the friendly Chinese people. At present, the friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields between Tajikistan and China continue to   develop, reaching a high level of comprehensive strategic partnership and accumulating fresh experience. The China-Tajikistan relations, based on good neighborliness, mutual respect and mutual trust, are mutually beneficial and are a new type of high-quality state-to-state relations. We are satisfied with the current state of the development of the two countries' relations, and are convinced that Tajikistan-China relations will move further towards a future of long-term development.