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11 October 2022, 13:38

Lukashenko arrives in Tajikistan on official visit

DUSHANBE, 11 October (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has arrived in Tajikistan on an official visit. The head of state's plane has landed in Dushanbe International Airport, BelTA has learned.

The Belarusian leader was greeted at the airport by Tajikistan Prime Minister Kokhir Rasulzoda, Agriculture Minister Sadi Karimzoda, and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Imomi Sodiq Ashurboyzoda.

“I feel here like on home ground,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said greeting the Tajik delegation.

In the airport the president had a brief conversation with the prime minister to discuss the situation in the country, the harvest season and bilateral relations.

Aleksandr Lukashenko will have private negotiations with Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon and negotiations involving members of the delegations on 11 October.

The parties will discuss the expansion of cooperation, primarily cooperation in trade and economy, and the implementation of current and prospective projects. A package of international documents is expected to be signed as a result of the talks.

A Belarusian-Tajik business forum is underway in Dushanbe alongside the president's official visit. Attending the forum are representatives of 73 Belarusian companies. Almost half of them displayed their products at the exhibition Made in Belarus.

The total amount of the contracts concluded at the business forum almost reached $46 million. Another $2 million worth of agreements were concluded during the online negotiations.

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