On September 18, the Founder of peace and national unity - Leader of the nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Honorable Emomali Rahmon met with Antonio Guterres the Secretary-General of the United Nations within the framework of the general debate of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, USA.
During the meeting, the issues of cooperation of Tajikistan with the United Nations and its institutions, as well as the agenda of the general debate of the 78th session of the General Assembly of the Organization were discussed.
The President of the country, the Honorable Emomali Rahmon, emphasized that Tajikistan attaches great importance to the development and expansion of relations with the United Nations and considers it one of its key partners in the international arena.
During the meeting, the sides exchanged views on many political, economic, social and security issues of the global community, including geopolitical tensions, armed clashes, threats of terrorism and extremism, economic and financial crises, and climate change.
It was emphasized that Tajikistan is making efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, accelerate action on the 2030 Agenda and in this direction has adopted the National Development Strategy for the period up to 2030 and implemented several other state programs.
During the meeting, gratitude was expressed to the United Nations for its continuous support to the global initiatives of Tajikistan.
The main topics of the meeting were cooperation in the field of water, climate change and its consequences for water resources, prevention of natural disasters, development of green energy production capacities, adoption of the United Nations General Assembly resolution on the fifth initiative of Tajikistan on glacier conservation.
Regarding the situation in neighboring Afghanistan, it was emphasized that Tajikistan is presenting all its logistic possibilities, including 6 bridges on the border with this country to provide humanitarian assistance to its people. It was noted that border markets have started functioning again. Electricity, food products and construction materials are exported to the neighboring country.
During the meeting, the sides also exchanged views on other topical issues of the international and regional agenda.