Posted: 08.12.2023 16:16:00

Kochanova met with Ambassador of Tajikistan and announced a number of projects that will strengthen bilateral co-operation

The Chairperson of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus, Natalya Kochanova, has held a meeting today with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Tajikistan to Belarus, Safarzoda Bakhtovar Amirali, and informed the diplomat on the projects his country can participate in to strengthen bilateral relations

“Co-operation with Tajikistan in the light industry is important for us,” Ms. Kochanova said. “It is not the first year that the Commonwealth of Fashion has been organised through the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly; it is a very promising project. We recently held a forum with women-entrepreneurs of Uzbekistan, and we will be glad to organise such a forum with the women of Tajikistan.”

According to Ms. Kochanova, various projects that would benefit the countries and peoples of Belarus and Tajikistan may be initiated. “For two years by now, the Memory Train project has been implemented, and it is a success, in my opinion. Initially, only children from Belarus and Russia took part in it, but later young people from Kyrgyzstan and Armenia joined. We share the common memory of the Great Patriotic War, and we really hope that young people from Tajikistan will take part in this project. We will be very glad,” she added.

The Chairperson of the Council of the Republic called for the intensification of work with the youth. Young people from Tajikistan already study at Belarusian universities, but the potential in this area has not yet been fully revealed.

“If our young people make friends, then our countries will have a future,” Ms. Kochanova believes. “The Children of Commonwealth project has been implemented for many years; first Kyrgyzstan welcomed children, and now it is Uzbekistan. We also expect to participate in this project in 2025, and we will be happy if new projects are born.”