Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Dec.17
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
Uzbekistan and Tajikistan have postponed the political consultations with participation of deputy foreign ministers to a later date, Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.
Initially, the consultations were scheduled for Dec.17-18 in Dushanbe.
The Foreign Ministry didn't specify the reasons for postponing the event and the possible date of holding it.
During the consultations, it was planned to discuss the development of relations between the two countries in trade and economic sphere, transport sector and exchange views on regional issues, especially, the situation in Afghanistan.
To date, no political consultations have been held between the foreign ministries of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
There is no air service between the two countries and the visa regime between them was introduced in 2001.
Tashkent opposes the construction of Rogun hydro power plant stating that it will pose a threat to the whole agricultural sector in the region.
Diplomatic relations between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan were established in October 1992.
The basic documents regulating the relations between the two countries are the Treaty of Friendship, Good Neighborliness and Cooperation signed in January 1993 in Tashkent, and the treaty of eternal friendship between the two countries dated June 2000.
Moreover, the two countries have created a joint Uzbekistan-Tajikistan intergovernmental commission for trade and economic cooperation.
The volume of bilateral trade turnover between the two countries stood at $160 million in 2014.