The Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, Mr. Wang Yi, will pay an official visit to Tajikistan from May 18-19, an official source with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan told Asia-Plus in an interview.  

According to him, the top Chinese diplomat will pay visit to Tajikistan at the invitation of the Foreign Minister of Tajikistan, Mr. Sirojiddin Muhriddin.

While in Dushanbe, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is expected to hold talks with high-ranking Tajik state officials to discuss state and prospects of further expansion of the bilateral collaboration between Tajikistan and China.

He is reportedly scheduled to meet with his Tajik counterpart Sirojiddin Muhriddin and President Emomali Rahmon.  

One of key aspects of his meeting with Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin will be the signing of the program of cooperation between the foreign ministries of the two countries for 2024-2025.

Meanwhile, China’s state-run news agency Xinhua, citing China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin, reported today afternoon that Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will attend the meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs and pay official visits to Kazakhstan and Tajikistan from May 18 to 21.

Wang, also member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, will pay visits at the invitation of Kazakhstan's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Murat Nurtleu and Tajikistan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sirojiddin Muhriddin, China’s foreign ministry spokesperson was quoted as saying. 

The Republic of Tajikistan and the People's Republic of China have friendly relations characterized by bilateral and multilateral collaboration.

The two countries established formal relations on January 4, 1992, shortly after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.  As the leader of Tajikistan, now-President Emomali Rahmon first visited Beijing in March 1993.

Tajikistan and China are active members of regional and international organizations and as a result, they closely cooperate within the frameworks of these organizations, particularly within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

Because it has a border with China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region (XUAR), Tajikistan's political stability is very important to China.  China firmly supports Tajikistan's efforts to preserve its national security and stability, and it also helps Tajikistan develop its economy.

The Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Dushanbe has been functioning since March 13, 1992 and the Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan in Beijing was established on April 7, 1997. 

The legal foundation of the relationship between the two countries includes more than 200 interstate and intergovernmental agreements.