DUSHANBE , February 27, Asia-Plus -- On Monday February 27, Tajik President Emomali Rahmonov received Mr. Hiroshi Takahishi, Charge D’Affaires , Japan ’s Embassy in Dushanbe .  

Japanese diplomat told journalists following his meeting with the Tajik president that their talks focused on cooperation between the two countries in enhancement of agrarian sector in Tajikistan .  

He stressed that Tajikistan had fertile lands and farmers should learn to effectively use them, especially in terms of growing vegetables and fruits.  In this connection, Mr. Takahishi noted that Japan was ready to provide assistance to Tajikistan “not by funds but by technologies.”  Japan was ready to provide assistance in improvement of technology of farming in Tajikistan , according to him.  

Answering the questions, Hiroshi Takahishi noted that issue of cotton-growing farms’ debts was not discussed at the meeting.  He recalled that since the Japanese Embassy was established in Tajikistan in January 2002, Japan has provided various assistance to Tajikistan in a total amount of US$80 million.  

“Our cooperation in all sectors should be based on bilateral aspirations,” Japanese diplomat concluded.