Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 7 / Trend /
Kazakhstan is sure of developing bilateral relations with Tajikistan, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev's congratulatory telegram to his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon said on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of establishing the diplomatic relations between Tajikistan and Kazakhstan, the Tajik news agency Avesta reported today.
'On behalf of Kazakh people and personally I congratulate you on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Tajikistan', the letter, published on the Tajik President's official website, said.
It went on to say: 'Since getting independence, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan have been consistently developing relations of friendship and brotherhood having long historical and cultural traditions. I am convinced that joint efforts to further intensify bilateral cooperation will contribute to the effective modernisation of Kazakhstan and Tajikistan, strengthen their international positions and raise the standard of living of citizens of both countries'.
'The twentieth anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Kazakhstan will be marked these days', the Tajik President's telegram to the Kazakh leader said.
'This anniversary date in the modern history of the Tajik-Kazakh relations gives me the opportunity to express my sincere congratulations and best wishes to you and the Kazakh people. I would like to stress that friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation between Tajikistan and Kazakhstan were dynamically developing. Qualitative growth was observed in bilateral and multilateral cooperation.
'Today, relations cover almost all spheres of life including the interests of our countries. They are the factor of regional stability. We value the high level of modern Tajik-Kazakh relations and are interested in filling them with various aspects of new content, taking into account the aspirations of our peoples and in accordance with the requirements of time. I am confident that proceeding from the potential of Tajik-Kazakh relations, we will jointly reach new heights in their development'.
Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Kazakhstan were established on January 7, 1993. A Tajik diplomatic representative office was opened in Kazakhstan in June 1993.
A Kazakh diplomatic representative office began operating in Dushanbe as an independent mission in April 1998. An embassy status was assigned to it in January 2001.
Tajik-Kazakh bilateral relations have been traditionally built in line with the mutually beneficial cooperation since the diplomatic relations were established.
The relations are successfully developing in the political, trade, economic, scientific, technical, cultural and other spheres.