Tajik President Emomali Rahmon on Monday sent a congratulatory message to Alexander Lukashenko on his re-election as Belarusian president.  

In the message, Rahmon extended warm congratulations and best wishes to President Lukashenko on his re-election. 

Tajik leader called Lukashenko’s victory a sign of public recognition of his enormous contribution to development and strengthening of foundations of sovereign Belarusian state as well as “confirmation of the correctness of the far-sighted policy chosen by you on this path.” 

Noting that he highly values the development of Tajik-Belarus ties, Rahmon said he stands ready to work with President Lukashenko to jointly expand mutually-beneficial cooperation between the two countries in various fields. 

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

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

Belarus and Tajikistan support an active political dialogue and interact constructively at international venues.

The two countries constructively cooperate in a regional format, in the framework of the CIS, SCO, and CSTO, as well as globally, within the framework of the UN and the OSCE.

The parties are exploring such promising areas of cooperation as expanding interaction in the food-manufacturing industry and the development of industrial cooperative ties.

Trade and economic relations are focused on the need of organizing direct supply of raw materials, products and consumer goods, as well as the development of relations between the regional and economic entities of the two countries.  Tajikistan’s imports from Belarus include heavy construction and mining equipment, textiles and furniture, electrical equipment and appliances, wood and its products, breeding stock, inorganic chemicals, pharmaceuticals.  The main items of Tajikistan’s exports to Belarus include cotton, wool, dry fruits, aluminum, oil seeds and fruits.

On June 28, 2019, Emomali Rahmon and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko signed an agreement on strategic partnership in Minsk.