Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is expected to arrive in Dushanbe today on a two-day official visit, the Belarusian president’s official website reports.  

While in Dushanbe, Lukashenko is scheduled to hold talks with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon.

Their talks will be followed by enlarged negotiations involving members of the delegations.  The parties will discuss issues related to expansion of cooperation, primarily economic cooperation and implementation of current and prospective projects in Tajikistan. 

The negotiations are expected to result in signing of a number of cooperation documents.

Tomorrow, the Belarusian leader will hold a number of bilateral meetings in Dushanbe, according to the Belarusian president’s official website.   

A Belarusian-Tajikistan investment forum and exposition of Belarusian products, dubbed Made in Belarus, will take place in the Tajik capital on the sidelines of the Belarusian president’s visit. 

Once the official visit to Tajikistan is over, Alexander Lukashenko will go to Kazakhstan to participate in the sixth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) and a session of the CIS Heads of State Council in Astana on October 13-14.

Diplomatic relations between Tajikistan and Belarus were established on September 5, 1996 by the exchange of the notes.

The Embassy of Tajikistan has functioned in the Belarus capital, Minsk, since 1997 and the Embassy of Belarus has operated in Dushanbe in Dushanbe since 2011.

At the present stage, Tajik-Belarusian relations are characterized by a high level of development both on a bilateral and multilateral basis.