Tehran, Iran, June 8
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Iranian Minister of Energy Hamid Chitchian met with Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon.
Chitchian is in Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe to attend the Water for Life international conference, Fars news agency reported June 8.
During their meeting, the two officials stressed the implementation of mutual contracts between Iran and Tajikistan.
Rahmon, in whose country over 150 companies work, expressed happiness over the growing trend of economic ties between the two countries.
Stressing cooperation in energy and transit infrastructure, he expressed willingness that after the Sangtuda 2 Hydroelectric Power Plant project Iran would take on more projects in Tajikistan.
The sides also stressed tripartite relations among Iran, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan, including railroad, electricity, and drinking water.
Iran-Tajikistan trade turnover for 2014 hit $228 million. This constituted 4.3 percent of Tajikistan's foreign trade.
Since 1992, the two countries have signed 146 economic contracts and their relations have been on the rise.
MoUs signed by Iranian and Tajik presidents in 2011, aimed at speeding up the construction procedure of "Esteghlal" tunnel, "Sangtuda- 2" dam and power plant, and cooperation in the fields of water and energy by the two sides.
The Iran-Tajikistan joint economic committee has so far held 10 sessions, addressing close to 80 topics of interests in the fields of insurance, construction, roads, health, and others.
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