Tajik President Emomali Rahmon is expected to pay a state visit to Azerbaijan in the second half of May.

The Tajik MFA information department says the Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin on April 12 met with his Azerbaijani counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov in Minsk, Belarus on the sidelines of a meeting of the CIS Council of Foreign Ministers.   

The parties reportedly discussed issues related to preparations for a state visit of the Tajik President Emomali Rahmon to Azerbaijan which is scheduled to take place in late May.

Muhriddin and Bayramov also discussed preparations for Days of Culture of Tajikistan, Days of Tajik Movie and the Tajikistan-Azerbaijan business forum that will take place in Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku, next month.  

Diplomatic relations between Tajikistan and Azerbaijan were established on May 29, 1992 by the exchange of notes on the establishment of diplomatic relations.  Azerbaijan’s Embassy has functioned in Dushanbe since September 22, 2007 and the Embassy of Tajikistan has functioned in Baku since March 23, 2008. 

Since the establishment of diplomatic relations, relations between Tajikistan with Azerbaijan have been developing in the spirit of mutual respect.  Tajikistan and Azerbaijan are partners at the international level in the framework of such organizations such UN, OSCE and CIS.

Currently Tajik-Azerbaijani legal foundation includes more than 40 agreements and treaties, including the Agreement on Friendship and Cooperation between Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Azerbaijan dated March 16, 2007.