Chinese President Hu Jintao and Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon met on Thursday in Tashkent to discuss ways of expanding bilateral cooperation, Xinhua reported.
The two leaders are in the Uzbek capital for the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which is scheduled for Friday.
China and Tajikistan established diplomatic ties in 1992. In recent years, mutual political trust between the two countries has been deepening, pragmatic cooperation expanding, and coordination strengthening in dealing with major issues within the framwork of the SCO.
On Friday, Hu and Rakhmon will join other leaders of SCO members for the SCO summit, where the leaders will disucss strategies for safeguarding security and stability in the region and increasing pragmatioc cooperation among member states.
Founded in 2001, the SCO consists of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Mongolia, India, Pakistan and Iran are observers of the organization.