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      Bilateral Meeting with President of the Republic of Tajikistan
      On the sidelines of the 23rd Economic Cooperation Organizations (ECO) Council of Ministers Meeting a bilateral meeting between H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon, President of the Republic of Tajikistan and H.E. Mr. Halil İbrahim Akça, ECO Secretary General was held on 16 April 2018 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

      H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon expressed thanks and appreciation to ECO Secretary General for the valuable services that he had rendered to the development of Organization during his presidency. It was stressed that Tajikistan pays special attention to the development of cooperation in energy, trade, investment, transportation and communications, as well as tourism sectors.

      The sides had a useful conversation on the significance of the ‘ECO Vision 2025’ document and the main tasks of Tajikistan's National Development Strategy for the period up to 2030 that includes the main areas for cooperation - trade, transportation, energy, tourism, productivity and economic growth, social welfare and environmental protection.

      The interlocutors also discussed issues related to the Projects and activities in which Tajikistan directly involves, among them, Regional Energy Market (ECO-REM) Project, Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Iran (KTAI) road corridor project and Tajikistan`s membership to ECO Development and Trade Bank (ECO-TDB) were deliberated. Besides, since the 2018 is proclaimed as the Year of Tourism Development and Folk Crafts in Tajikistan, the two sides acknowledged the importance of unrealized tourism potential of the region that would be beneficial for the people of the ECO region and the Secretary General appreciated the Tajikistan`s interest to host the ECO Tourism Ministers` Meeting in 2018.

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