DUSHANBE -- Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoev, making a landmark visit to Tajikistan, has vowed to swiftly build stronger relations after years of tension between the Central Asian neighbors.
AKIPRESS.COM - Prime Ministers of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan on February 24 held a joint meeting of the Tajik-Uzbek ministerial commission on delimitation and demarcation of the state border in Ferghana, the Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan said.
Azernews.az: The volume of foreign trade turnover of Tajikistan in January 2018 amounted to $443 million. The trade turnover increased by 75.6 percent, or by $190.7 million, compared to the same period of the previous year, according to statistical data, Central Asian media outlets reported.
Tajikistan’s National Bank carried out intervention in the amount $300 million to support the exchange rate of the national currency, Tajik Telegraph Agency TajikTA reported.
AKIPRESS.COM - Uzbekistan began restoring railroad leading to Tajikistan, local media report.
Eurasiantimes.com: Henry Ensher, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia and Afghanistan recently completed his Central Asia tour and visited Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Is the US competing for influence in Central Asia with Russia and China?
azernews.az: Industrial enterprises in Tajikistan will get a relief from a number of inspections for a period of two years.
Kazakhstan moved up nine positions -- the biggest improvement in the ranking along with Burkina Faso (70) and Sri Lanka (59), and was ranked 64th, Kyrgyzstan gained one position to occupy the 82nd place, while Uzbekistan managed to climb up two positions and is now 91st.
Leaders of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan will exchange views on enhancing cooperation in the trade and economic sphere, chief of the foreign policy department of the President’s Office Aizada Subakozhoeva told during a briefing on the official visit of President Sooronbay Jeenbekov to Dushanbe on February, 1-2, Kabar reports.
The Telegraph on January 14 mapped the world’s most- and least – religious countries. The Telegraph based its map on the results of three WIN/Gallup International polls, taken in 2008, 2009 and 2015. Each asked respondents whether or not they felt religious; for each country the publication has included the most recent figures available.