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14-10-2015, 13:08

Tajikistan urges int'l community to increase assistance to Afghanistan


Avesta.Tj | 14.10.2015 | Tajik President Emomali Rahmon called on the international community to increase assistance to Afghanistan, the presidential press service said Wednesday.

"The international community have to increase financial and technical support for improvement of the socioeconomic situation in Afghanistan,” Rahmon made the statement here on Tuesday during his talks with Nicholas Haysom, the UN secretary-general's special representative for Afghanistan.

Haysom, who is also the head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), supported Tajikistan’s position on settling the political situation in Afghanistan and appreciated Tajikistan’s support for providing peace and stability in Afghanistan and in the Central Asian region.

During the meeting, Rahmon and Haysom exchanged their views on issues related to further expansion of cooperation between Tajikistan and the United Nations. They also discussed issues of support for reconstruction of Afghanistan’s economy. 

The sides discussed the Central Asia South Asia Electricity Transmission and Trade Project (CASA-1000), construction of a railway connecting Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan, as well as trade and transit cooperation between Tajikistan and Afghanistan.

"Tajik and Afghan power-wielding structures are actively cooperating in combating terrorism and extremism”, Rahmon said during the talks.

The sides also discussed a number of regional and international issues being of mutual interest, including the fight against terrorism and drug trafficking, and the measures to address modern challenges and threats.

Nicholas Haysom was appointed as the UN secretary-general’s special representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan in September 2014, by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is a political mission established by the Security Council in 2002 at the request of the Afghan government to assist it and the people of Afghanistan in laying the foundations for sustainable peace and development in the country.