On September 18, the founder of peace and national unity – the leader of the nation, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Honorable Emomali Rahmon, met with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, on the sidelines of the general debates of the 78th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York, United States of America.
During the meeting, issues of cooperation between Tajikistan and the United Nations and its institutions, as well as the agenda of the general debates of the 78th General Assembly of the Organization were discussed.
Honorable President of the country Emomali Rahmon emphasized that Tajikistan attaches great importance to the development and expansion of relations with the United Nations and considers it one of its key partners in the international arena.
During the meeting, the parties exchanged views on many political, economic, social and security problems of the international community, including geopolitical tensions, armed conflicts, threats of terrorism and extremism, economic and financial crises, climate change.
It was emphasized that Tajikistan is striving to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, to accelerate the actions of the 2030 Agenda, and in this regard, it has adopted the National Development Strategy for the period up to 2030 and implemented several other state programs.
During the meeting, thanks were expressed to the United Nations for continuous support of global initiatives of Tajikistan.
Cooperation in the field of water, climate change and its effects on water resources, prevention of natural disasters, development of “green energy” production capacities, adoption of the resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations on the fifth initiative of Tajikistan on the protection of glaciers were among the main topics of the meeting.
Regarding the situation in neighboring Afghanistan, it was emphasized that Tajikistan has deployed all its logistical capabilities, including 6 bridges on the border with this country, to provide humanitarian aid to its people. Border markets have started to operate again. Electricity, food and construction materials are exported to neighboring countries.
During the meeting, the parties also exchanged views on other important topics of the international and regional agenda.