Co-chaired by Tajik First Deputy Prime Minister, Davlatali Said and Kazakh Vice-Premier, Roman Sklyar, the next meeting of the Tajik-Kazakh Intergovernmental Commission for Trade and Economic Cooperation will take place here on March 16, a source within the Tajik government told Asia-Plus in an interview.

The delegation are expected to discuss issues related to bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the fields of trade, supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), environmental protection, social protection of the population, education, regional development, architecture and construction, and so forth.   

The Intergovernmental Commission for Trade and Economic Cooperation plays a special role in promoting bilateral relations.

Diplomatic relations between Tajikistan and Kazakhstan were established on January 7, 1993.  Diplomatic mission of Tajikistan in Kazakhstan started to operate in June, 1993.  Diplomatic mission of Kazakhstan, which received the Embassy status in January 2001, has operated in Dushanbe as an independent Mission since April, 1998.

Since diplomatic relations were established, the leaders of the two states had paid 7 official visits.

Tajikistan and Kazakhstan have signed 100 interstate and intergovernmental agreements. The fundamental document – the agreement on basic relations was signed in January 1993. The strategic partnership agreement, signed on September 14, 2015, have a special place in bilateral ties.

The countries are implementing the Trade Facilitation Roadmap 2019-2022. 

Besides, the countries actively collaborate within a number of international and regional organizations such as the UN, OSCE, SCO, CICA, CSTO and CIS.