Joint Statement of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Prime Minister of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on further strengthening of bilateral relations

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Joint Statement of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Prime Minister of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on further strengthening of bilateral relations

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At the invitation of His Excellency Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker, Prime Minister of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, His Excellency, Mr. Emomali Rahmon, President of the Republic of Tajikistan, paid an official visit to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, from 8 to 10 June 2011.

President Emomali Rahmon was accompanied by a high level delegation and other officials.

The President of Tajikistan was also received by His Royal Highness the Grand Duke and had meeting with His Excellency the President of the Chamber of Deputies.
The President of the Republicof Tajikistanwas accorded a warm welcome in Luxembourg, reflecting the close and cordial relations between Tajikistanand the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

The Heads of State and Government discussed matters related to the further development of the relations between the two countries as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest. The talks were held in a cordial and friendly atmosphere and were characterized by common perceptions on important issues.
During the visit, a number of bilateral agreements were concluded, such as a non double taxation agreement, an air services agreement and a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the implementation of this agreement, as well as a cooperation agreement between the Luxembourgand the Tajik Chambers of Commerce.

President Rahmon strongly welcomed Luxembourgs candidature for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council in 2013-2014.

The President of Tajikistan and the Prime Minister of Luxembourg:
Expressing their mutual desire to further improve relations and enhance mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries,

Affirming that strengthened Tajik-Luxembourg bilateral relations will contribute to regional peace, security and development,

Have agreed that both sides:

1. Will explore ways to foster their bilateral economic cooperation. The newly signed non double taxation agreement will be instrumental in this regard.

2. Will make maximum use of the opportunities offered by the signed air services agreement and the related Memorandum of Understanding, as this will contribute to the enhancement of bilateral economic relations.

3. Will continue developing the dialogue between their Ministries of Foreign Affairs on bilateral, international and regional issues.

4. Will continue supporting the development efforts in Tajikistan.
5. Will continue cooperating in order to further strengthen Tajikistans relations with the European Union and to fully implement the EUs Central Asiastrategy.

6. Will continue cooperating in order to strengthen Tajikistans relations with NATO.

7. Will enhance their dialogue on the fight against drug trafficking.

8. Will enhance their dialogue on the fight against terrorism.

9. Will continue their dialogue on the respect of Human Rights and the fight against corruption.

Luxembourg, June 9th, 2011