Foreign Policy
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:15
Iran, Tajikistan Vow to Expand Energy Cooperation
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Minister of Energy Reza Ardakanian and his Tajik counterpart Usmonali Uzmonzoda in a videoconference underlined the need to broaden bilateral relations, specially in economy and energy sector.

During the videoconference on Saturday, the two sides, who also co-chair the Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation between the two countries, stressed the need to hold a meeting of the Joint Committee by videoconference to follow up on the issues.

The energy ministers of Iran and Tajikistan stressed the development of economic and energy relations.

Uzmonzoda, for his part, expressed his satisfaction with participation in the 11th meeting of the Governing Council of the Regional Center for Urban Water Management.

Tajikistan's minister of energy and water resources also emphasized his country's determination to develop cooperation.

Underlined the deep cultural and historical relations between the two countries and great capacities for cooperation, the Iranian and Tajik ministers agreed to hold the 14th meeting of the Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation between the two countries on a date to be subsequently agreed through diplomatic channels.

In relevant remarks in early March, Iranian and Tajik Presidents in a phone conversation underlined the necessity for continued trade relations between the two countries amid the coronavirus epidemic.

In the phone talk, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon mutually congratulated each other on the advent of the holy month of Ramadan and discussed the latest situation of bilateral relations in various sectors.

Referring to historic, religious, and cultural commonalities between the two nations and friendly and brotherly relations between the two governments, the two presidents stressed the need for further development of cooperation in line with ensuring both sides' interests.

Both sides also called for restoring trade and economic relations to the previous level while observing health guidelines, saying that the two nations and governments have always been and will stand by each other.  

Rouhani hailed Iran's achievements in producing testing kits and other medical equipment need for fighting coronavirus, saying, "We are ready for meeting Tajikistan's needs in the field."

For his part, President Rahmon praised Iran's achievements in the face of coronavirus, saying that further development of relations with Iran is one of the key policies of Tajikistan in foreign relations.

Despite being entangled in the fight against coronavirus, Iran has in recent weeks sent medical equipment to a number of neighboring and friendly states.

 

 

 

 

Bottom top
Iranian Army, IRGC to Stage Joint Aerial Drills

TEHRAN (FNA)- Lieutenant Commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Qader Rahimzadeh announced that the Iranian Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) are preparing to stage joint aerial wargames codenamed 'Modafe'an-e Aseman-e Velayat 99' (Guardians of Velayat's Sky-99) on wednesday.
Karabakh War Drone Crashes at Iran’s Bordering Areas

TEHRAN (FNA)- Another drone most likely belonging to the warring sides of Azerbaijan and Armenia crashed near a village in East Azarbaijan province in Northwestern Iran.
UK Taps Open Orphan to Explore Vaccine Trials That Infect Volunteers with Coronavirus

TEHRAN (FNA)- Healthy, young people in the UK may soon be asked to volunteer to get deliberately exposed to COVID-19 as part of a set of human challenge studies, which aim to speed up the process of vaccine development.
Report: US Colleges Welcomed Students Back Likely Led to A Surge in COVID Cases

TEHRAN (FNA)- From late July through September, students from more than 2,400 colleges and universities went back to campus to participate in what has ultimately become an American experiment in how institutions of higher education can operate during a pandemic.
Iran Reports 5,039 New Coronavirus Cases

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian health ministry announced on Tuesday that 5,039 new cases of coronavirus infection have been identified across the country during the past 24 hours, adding that 322 patients have passed away during the same period.
Iran’s Exports Threefold Imports in H1

TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of Iran's Customs Administration (IRICA) Mehdi Mirashrafi said that the volume of exported goods was three times more than imports in the first six months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-September 20).
Beijing Says US Smearing Cooperation Between China, Trade Partners

TEHRAN (FNA)- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is “smearing” normal economic and trade ties between China and other countries, Beijing announced.
Study: US Must Invest More Public Money in Early Childcare

TEHRAN (FNA)- The United States needs to invest more public money in early childcare, a sector hit hard by the pandemic, according to a study by the Boston Federal Reserve released Monday.
‘Shameful’: Palestinians Slam UAE Delegation Visit to Israel

TEHRAN (FNA)- The arrival of a United Arab Emirates delegation in Israel has been slammed as “shameful” by Palestinian officials.
Argentina Passes 1 Million Cases as COVID-19 Hits Latin America

TEHRAN (FNA)- Argentina has passed one million coronavirus cases and it is now smaller cities like Ushuaia – known as “The End of the World” at the edge of the country – that are seeing some of the most notable upticks.
Senior Commander: Iran’s Defense Power Aimed at Deterring Threats

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Headquarters Major General Gholam Ali Rashid said that Iran’s military power is based on deterring any possible threats.
Iran to Start Coronavirus Vaccine Human Test in Mid-November

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki said that the country has successfully tested its coronavirus vaccine on animals, adding that the human test phase will begin in mid-November.
Kremlin Slams Hacking Accusations Against Russian Intel Agencies as Blatant Russophobia

TEHRAN (FNA)- Western countries’ urge to blame everything on Moscow and Russian intelligence services is a sign of Russophobia, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday.
Rouhani Stresses Government’s Endeavor to Tackle Economic Woes

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said his administration is striving to confront economic problems to have the least consequences for the low-income strata, noting that no justification is accepted for shortages of basic goods.
Former FDA Head Says US Entering 'Biggest Wave' of Coronavirus Pandemic, Calls Trump 'Problematic' for Holding Large Rallies

TEHRAN (FNA)- The former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said the US is entering the 'biggest wave' of the coronavirus pandemic.