BEIJING, May 17
(Xinhuanet) -- Chinese President Jiang Zemin and
Emomali Sharipovich Rakhmonov signed a joint
statement here Friday
following their official talks.
The statement says the two
sides exchanged views on bilateral
relations, regional situation and issues
of common concern, and
reached broad consensus.
sides also signed an supplementary agreement on the
border issues between
China and Tajikistan and other documents
concerning bilateral cooperation.
A joint statement issued at the end of their meetings says that
China and Tajidistan have scored positive outcome in resolving
issues left over in history.
China and Tajikistan both highly
appreciate the agreement
reached on border issues saying this signifies the
resolution of border issues between the two countries left
history, which provides still wider prospects for the expansion
bilateral ties in the new century.
The two sides stress
the importance of carrying out mutually-
beneficial economic and trade
In the joint statement, Tajikistan reiterates its
One-China policy and support to China's cause of reunification,
opposition to any attempts aimed to create "two Chinas" or "One
one Taiwan" and to "Taiwan Independence, and refusal to
have any official
ties or official contacts with Taiwan.
China supports the efforts made by Tajikistan and its leaders
to safeguard the independence and sovereignty, maintain the
stability, and tackle the social and economic problems
cropping up during
their post-war reconstruction.
Both sides stand for abiding by
the principles governing
international relations, such as the respect of the
and territorial integrity of each nation, mutual
in each other's internal affairs, and the resolution of
differences and disputes through friendly consultations.
They also agree to support the United Nations to give scope to
role in resolving international and regional issues.
addition, they agree to help establish an effective
mechanism within the
Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to
deal with all challenges, and to
make concerted efforts for the
early passage of the SCO charter and the
founding of the SCO anti-
terrorism agency at Bishkek in
The two sides decide to expand cooperation in the
terrorism, separatism and extremism, which pose the main threat
the regional security and stability.
The two sides note
that there should not be duel standards in
The statement also says both sides voice their support to the
moves taken by the Afghan interim government in maintaining
peace and stability and hope that Afghan Loya Jirgah, or
Council, will operate smoothly and a broad-based
representing the interests of all ethnic
groups will be elected.
Tajikistan President Rakhmonov invited President Jiang Zemin
pay an official, goodwill visit to his country and the Chinese
president gladly accepted the invitation. Enditem