October 17, 2018
From left, Tajikistani President Emomali Rahmon and JICA President Shinichi Kitaoka
JICA President Shinichi Kitaoka held talks with Emomali Rahmon, the president of Tajikistan, at JICA Headquarters in Tokyo on Oct. 4.
Mr. Kitaoka thanked Mr. Rahmon for the welcome he received when he visited Tajikistan in late June, including the invitation to a ceremony for National Unity and Reconciliation Day, which commemorates the signing of a peace agreement after the end of Tajikistan's civil war. Mr. Kitaoka said this visit to Japan by Mr. Rahmon would strengthen the relationship between the two countries. Mr. Kitaoka also commented that he hoped the younger generation would further develop the bilateral relationship. Mr. Kitaoka and Mr. Rahmon then discussed a wide range of matters including development issues, promoting investment, and stabilizing the border region with Afghanistan.
JICA will continue the cooperation for public sectors of Tajikistan in areas including human resource training, infrastructure improvement, local water supplies and health care, and will consider the cooperation to improve the business environment for job creation.