President, Chinese Premier discuss Tajik-Chinese
of council of CIS agricultural complex
opening in Tajik capital tomorrow.
of CIS Transport Coordinating Committee
opens in Tajik capital.
National Red Crescent Society provides
humanitarian aid to Tajik areas hit by natural disasters.
journalists to discuss prospects of
development of audiovisual industry in republic.
district in central Tajikistan fulfills
its cotton target.
Afghan new constitution draft to be made public
PRESIDENT, CHINESE PREMIER DISCUSS
TAJIK-CHINESE COOPERATION ISSUES
DUSHANBE, November 3, Asia-Plus - Last Saturday, Tajik President
Emomali Rahmonov held meeting with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao
in the southern Hiana province of China, Zafar Saidov presidential
press secretary told Asia-Plus.
According to Zafar Saidov, the sides noted that political
between the two countries were developing in the atmosphere
confidence, mutual understanding and spirit of neighborliness
numerous examples of economic cooperation were evidence
of that. As
it was noted at the meeting Tajikistan and China have good
for further expansion of trade and economic cooperation.
context, Emomali Rahmonov and Wen Jiabao discussed the possibility
implementation of joint economic projects in Tajikistan
in the fields
such as building of roads, construction of hydropower facilities
prospecting for oil and natural gas in Tajikistan.
Presidential press secretary also told Asia-Plus that recent
Foreign Minister's visit to Tajikistan had resulted in signing
government-to-government agreement between Tajikistan and
opening automobile communication between the two countries
Kulma Pass. Taking into account mutual interest in automobile
as well as mutual striving for strengthening of bilateral
in all directions, President Rahmonov expressed hope for
soon putting the road into operation and bringing it into
international standards. According to Zafar Saidov, the
that experts would review all mentioned projects.
In the course of the talks the sides also exchanged views
of recent session of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization's
ministers in Beijing.
PRESIDENT TO DELIVER STATEMENT AT BFA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
DUSHANBE, November 3, Asia-Plus - The Boao Forum for Asia
Conference 2003 opened Sunday in the southernmost Hainan
China, Xinhua reported. With the theme of Asia Searching
Development through Cooperation, the two-day meeting brings
more than 1200 delegates worldwide, including incumbent
heads of state and government, entrepreneurs and scholars.
Zafar Saidov, presidential press secretary says Tajik President
Emomali Rahmonov yesterday, November 2, took part at the
conference-opening ceremony. Addressing the conference Rahmonov
that regional cooperation was an urgent need for Central
countries, noting that the BFA, a regional dialogue mechanism
discussing economic, trade and financial cooperation among
countries, gave new impetus to bilateral and multilateral
the Asian countries.
On the same day, President Rahmonov met with Singaporean
Minister Goh Chok Tong. In the course of the talks the sides
discussed topical issues related to establishment of bilateral
relations between the two countries.
Information of Asia-Plus: The Boao Forum for Asia is the
high-level forum organized by Asians aimed at enhancing
cooperation among Asian countries as well as between Asia
and the rest
of the world. In addition to the annual conferences, the
seminars, forums and conferences in response to some common
that emerged during the regional economic cooperation and
in Asia. So far, many of the world's renowned research institutes
enterprises have become members of the forum, which adds
forum's impact on Asian affairs.
OF COUNCIL OF CIS AGRICULTURAL COMPLEX OPENING IN TAJIK
DUSHANBE, November 3, Asia-Plus - A three-day session of
a council of
the CIS agricultural complex is opening in the Tajik capital
As Asia-Plus was told at the Tajik Ministry of Agriculture
representatives from some CIS agricultural establishments
part in the session's work. Participants at the session
to discussed draft program for establishment and functioning
grain market of the CIS, a progress of implementation of
scientific-technical cooperation programs for fundamental
issues of a common agrarian market of the CIS for 2001-2003.
The Council of the CIS Agrarian Complex was established
with the agreement on interstate agricultural relations
endorsed at the session of the CIS Council of Heads of Government
April 28 1993. The main tasks of the Council are in coordinating
joint actions and combining efforts of the CIS countries
sustainable development of agrarian sectors and markets
produce in the CIS countries.
SESSION OF CIS TRANSPORT COORDINATING
COMMITTEE OPENS IN TAJIK CAPITAL
DUSHANBE, November 3, Asia-Plus - 23rd two-day session of
Transport Coordinating Committee opened today in the Tajik
Tajik Prime Minister Oqil Oqilov opening the session said,
countries are historically linked by main kinds of communications,
which play an important role in development of their economies".
Noting that transport complex holds a special place in Tajikistan's
economy, Tajik Prime Minister said that currently, Tajikistan
striving for expansion of transport corridors, building
rehabilitation of roads providing development of transit
trade in the
region. Oqilov pointed to the importance of roads linking
with China as well as northern provinces of Afghanistan.
gives top priority to development of transport infrastructure
republic", Tajik Premier noted.
Oqilov also pointed to the necessity of solving the most
problems such as resumption of rail route Dushanbe-Moscow,
Concerning other important transport problems, Tajik Prime
noted that today, some 10 Russian air companies were conducting
flights from Russian cities to Dushanbe and Khujand. Oqilov
that the Tajik State Air Company "Tojikiston"
should retain conduct of
flights Dushanbe-Moscow-Dushanbe and Khujand-Moscow-Khujand
Russian air companies should conduct flights to Tajikistan
Besides, Tajik Premier pointed to the necessity of regulating
procedures on borders of the CIS countries during the seasons
transportation of farm produce.
On the issues related to drug trafficking and danger of
of drugs, Oqil Oqilov noted that first of all, it was necessary
focus attention on reduction of production of drugs in Afghanistan.
Tajik Transport Minister, Abdujalol Salimov, and Chairman
of the CIS
Transport Coordinating Committee also Russian Minister of
Sergey Frank were among those who delivered speeches at
Delegations from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia,
Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan as well as
representatives from the CIS Executive Committee, Eurasian
Union, Joint Stock Company (JSC) "Transtelecom",,
Academy for Transport, Russian Ministry of Communications
Eurasian Economic Community are taking part in the session's
EXERCISE FOR OFFICERS OF POWER-WIELDING MINISTRIES AND SPECIAL
SERVICES OF DUSHANBE AIRPORT CONDUCTED
DUSHANBE, November 3, Asia-Plus - A joint exercise
"Alarm" for officers of the Tajik Ministry of
Ministry, and the Ministry of Defense was conducted last
the Dushanbe airport.
As Asia-Plus was told at press service of the Tajik Ministry
Interior participants of the exercise had carried out simulated
operation to release 200 passengers of the plane "Tupolev-154"
hostage by terrorists. The Interior Ministry press service
that special units of the Tajik Ministry of Security, Interior
Ministry and special services of the Dushanbe airport were
NATIONAL RED CRESCENT SOCIETY PROVIDES
HUMANITARIAN AID TO TAJIKISTAN
DUSHANBE, November 3, Asia-Plus - National Red Crescent
Society of the
Islamic Republic of Iran has provided to Tajikistan a humanitarian
in an amount of $US 26,500 for population of districts in
Sughd Province hit by natural disasters this summer.
As Asia-Plus was told at the Iranian Embassy in Dushanbe
totaling 21 tons included rice, vegetable oil, beans, as
clothes and blankets. Representative from the Iranian Embassy,
Muhammad Reza Furqoni speaking at the aid-handover ceremony
Iran would continue rendering assistance to Tajikistan in
well. He also noted that in near future, a polyclinic for
free medical services would be opened at Tajikistan's National
According to representative of the Iranian National Red
Society in Tajikistan Mr. Irfonnajod, the aid will be distributed
poorest sectors of the population and residents of areas
Province hit by natural disasters.
TO DISCUSS PROSPECTS OF DEVELOPMENT
OF AUDIO-VISUAL INDUSTRY IN TAJIKISTAN
DUSHANBE, November 3, Asia-Plus - A conference formally
"Audiovisual industry and prospects of its development
is opening today in the Tajik capital.
The conference staged by the local non-government organization
"Media-Tajikistan" under financial support of
the Swiss Cooperation
Office is aiming at discussing themes relating to copyright
of audiovisual materials, Tajikistan's copyright legislation,
development of intellectual property market in the republic,
It is expected that on results of the conference a Society
protection of copyright will be founded. The main objectives
Society will be in protecting copyright, representing interests
representatives from audiovisual industry in the republic.
also promote seeking ways for further development of the
industry in Tajikistan.
DISTRICT FULFILLS COTTON TARGET
DUSHANBE, November 3, Asia-Plus - Hissar District in central
Tajikistan has fulfilled its cotton target.
As Asia-Plus was told at the Cotton Department of the Tajik
of Agriculture cotton growers in Hissar District have yielded
than 14,000 tons of cotton to the state by this day, which
is over 100
per cent of the target, and are continuing gathering cotton
addition to their obligations.
According to data from the Ministry of Agriculture, cotton
farms in southern Khatlon province have gathered so far
298,672 tons of cotton, which 81.8 percent of the target
365,000 tons. Cotton growers of northern Sughd Province
139,500 tons of cotton, which is 73.4 percent of the target.
target is 190,000 tons of cotton. Cotton growing farms in
of Republican Subordination (central Tajikistan) have gathered
50,856 tons of cotton, which is 92.5 percent of the target
at 55,000 tons.
The republic has yielded 4489,000 tons of cotton by November
which comprises 80.2 percent of this year's national target.
NEW CONSTITUTION DRAFT TO BE MADE PUBLIC WITHIN DAYS
DUSHANBE, November 3, Asia-Plus - Xinhua -- The
much-awaited draft of
Afghanistan's new constitution would be made public in the
days, Xinhua quoted an official of the Constitutional Review
Commission as saying in Kabul on Sunday.
"We are going to release the 65-page draft on Monday
to the press in
order to make it public and accessible to all Afghan citizens,"
commission spokesman Abdul Ghafur Lewal told Xinhua. It
published either on Tuesday or Wednesday by national publications
both Pashtoo and Dari, two major local languages, he added.
Sources familiar with the drafting process said differences
the transitional government and the constitution drafting
over the national anthem, an emphasis on enforcement of
law, formation of the government, term of parliament and
tenure of the
head of state led to the delay. In a final version of the
constitution draft, there would be no post of prime minister
government, and the president would rule the country for
according to the sources. The new draft, which had been
a one-month review process with the participation of some
people across the country in August, will both stress the
Islam in Afghanistan and enshrine democratic norms, said
spokesman. A Loya Jirga, or grand assembly, scheduled for
is expected to approve the new constitution, under which
the name of
the country would be proposed as "the Islamic State
Describing the constitution draft as the most balanced one
country's history, Lewal said "we are hopeful to get
approval from the
constitutional Loya Jirga."
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