Kazakhstan Prime Minister Askar Mamin is arriving in Dushanbe today on a two-day official visit, an official source in the Tajik government  told Asia-Plus in an interview.

According to him, Kazakh Prime Minister will hold talks with high-ranking Tajik state officials to discuss state and prospects of further expansion of bilateral cooperation between Tajikistan and Kazakhstan.

Askar Mamin will also be received by Tajik President Emomali Rahmon.

Co-chaired by Askar Mamin and Tajik Prime Minister Qohir Rasoulzoda, negotiations between the government delegations of the two countries will be held in Dushanbe, the source added.  

The negotiations are expected to result in signing of a number of cooperation documents.  

Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Kazakhstan were established on January 7, 1993.  

Relations between the two countries are developing on the basis of the Agreement on Strategic Partnership that was signed in Dushanbe on September 14, 2015.

Legal foundation of relations between Tajikistan and Kazakhstan includes more than 80 documents.  

Deepening and expansion of bilateral relations between the two countries are promoted by the activities of the Tajik-Kazakh Intergovernmental Commission (IGC) on Trade and Economic Cooperation.

The main products exported by Tajikistan to Kazakhstan vegetables, fruits, ores and concentrates of lead, zinc, and copper.  Tajikistan’s imports from Kazakhstan include grain, flour, sunflower oil, building materials, paints and petroleum products.   

Tajik Railways (Tajik state railway company) has expanded cooperation with Kazakhstan’s Joint-Stock Company (JSC) Locomotive Kұrastyru Zauyty.