Iran’s Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Ali-Asghar Mounesan said that given the wide cultural commonalities between Iran and Tajikistan, tourism cooperation between the two countries needs to be broadened.
Trade and economic cooperation between Iran and Tajikistan is currently reflecting a growing trend following five years of decline, which led to a significant decrease in the two countries’ transactions with each other.
Tajikistan’s Minister of Economy and Trade Nematollah Hekmatzadeh underlined age-old and friendly ties between Tehran and Dushanbe, saying that his country makes its endeavor to boost economic convergence with Iran.
Central Asian leaders like to point to economic growth rates as confirmation of their sage rule. And while the region’s GDP growth has been impressive in recent years, this figure does not tell the whole story. As an aggregate measure of total output, GDP does not account for how equitable development is; or how effective economic growth is in lifting the vulnerable out of poverty.
Tajikistan’s Finance Minister Qahhorzoda Faiziddin Sattor in a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Dushanbe Taqi Saberi called for the development of mutual cooperation in different fields including economy.
The economic and energy cooperation between Iran and Tajikistan is growing like never before, mainly as a result of sanctions which have caused Iran to focus more on investment and export opportunities in nearby countries, said Iran’s Minister of Energy Reza Ardakanian on the sidelines of a meeting with his Tajik counterpart Usmonali Yunusali Usmonzoda in Tehran.
Iranian Ambassador to Dushanbe Mohammad Taqi Saberi and Tajikistan’s Culture Minister Shamsiddin Orumbekov, in a Friday meeting in the Central Asian country’s capital city, exchanged views on ways to broaden mutual cultural cooperation.