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Xi meets Tajikistan president

Updated: 2015-09-02 20:44

BEIJING - President Xi Jinping on Wednesday met Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon, who is in Beijing for events marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

"China and Tajikistan are good neighbors, friends and partners and have built up a good level of political trust and strategic coordination," said Xi.

Under the principles of consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits, China would like to push forward cooperation regarding the Silk Road Economic Belt in line with Tajikistan's energy, transport and grain strategies, he said.

China will encourage domestic firms to help Tajikistan develop the economy and support financial cooperation between the two sides, according to the Chinese president.

The two countries have been supporting each other on issues related to their core interests and China is willing to maintain communication and coordination in this regard, said Xi.

Rahmon said the Chinese people made great contributions to World War II.

The two leaders witnessed the signing of agreements concerning the economy, technology and cultural exchange.

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