Tajik Presidetn Emomali Rahmon is expected to pay an official visit to Kazakhstan in early May.

An official source at the Tajik president’s press service says Emomali Rahmon will pay visit to Kazakhstan from May 3-4.

According to him, the parties will discuss state and prospects of further expansion of cooperation between Tajikistan and Kazakhstan in various fields.   

A Tajikistan-Kazakhstan business forum will take place in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana, on the sidelines of the visit.

Representatives of official structures and businesspeople being engaged in industry, agriculture, construction, tourism and pharmaceutics will participate in the forum, the source said.  

Diplomatic relations between Tajikistan and Kazakhstan were established on January 7, 1993.  Diplomatic mission of Tajikistan in Kazakhstan started to operate in June, 1993.  Diplomatic mission of Kazakhstan, which received the Embassy status in January 2001, has operated in Dushanbe as an independent Mission since April, 1998.

Since diplomatic relations were established, the leaders of the two states had reportedly paid eight official visits.

Tajikistan and Kazakhstan have signed 100 interstate and government-to-government agreements.  The fundamental document – the agreement on basic relations was signed in January 1993. The strategic partnership agreement, signed on September 14, 2015, have a special place in bilateral ties.

The countries actively collaborate within a number of international and regional organizations such as the UN, OSCE, SCO, CICA, CSTO and CIS.