On Thursday October 21, a newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of Tajikistan, Mr. Viktor Denisenko, presented the copies of his credentials to the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan, Mr. Sirojiddin Muhriddin, according to the Tajik MFA information department.    

After the ceremony of presentation of the copies of credentials, the parties reportedly exchanged views on bilateral relations.

They, in particular, expressed their interest in expanding mutually beneficial cooperation in political, economic, humanitarian and cultural areas.

Mr. Muhriddin congratulated Mr. Denisenko on his appointment and wished him success in his diplomatic mission in Tajikistan.

Diplomatic relations between Tajikistan and Belarus were established on September 5, 1996. The Embassy of Tajikistan was opened in Minsk in 1997 and the Embassy of Belarus was opened in Dushanbe in 2011.

Tajikistan and Belarus maintain an active political dialogue and interact constructively at international venues. On May 14-16, 2018, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko paid an official visit to Tajikistan.  During the visit, the parties confirmed the mutual desire for further constructive development of relations between the two countries, discussed promising spheres of bilateral cooperation, including trade and economy.  On September 27-29, 2018 in the framework of the Meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of State in Dushanbe, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko paid a working visit to Tajikistan.

On June 27-July 1, 2019 President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon paid an official visit to Belarus.  The Treaty on Strategic Cooperation between Tajikistan and Belarus was signed during the visit.  The Treaty came into force on June 18, 2020.

Last year, a two-way trade between Tajikistan and Belarus valued at 111.7 million U.S. dollars.  This consisted of Tajikistan’s exports to Belarus estimated at US$2.1 million and Tajikistan’s imports from Belarus worth US$109.6 million.