Tajik President Emomali Rahmon visited Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi in March 2022 to bolster security ties between the two countries.
The two presidents stressed that unrest in places such as Afghanistan and Ukraine necessitated closer cooperation in fighting scourges like international terrorism.
During a joint news conference in Cairo, el-Sisi announced that he and Rahmon agreed to increase bilateral coordination so the two countries can share intelligence and expertise to suppress terrorism, extremist ideologies and organized crime.
“We have also agreed to examine the possibility of enhancing cooperation between the two countries in the fields of irrigation development and concerning making greater use of water resources, hydropower, mining, agriculture, tourism, health and pharmaceutical manufacturing,” the Egyptian president said.
The bilateral discussions also included reference to recent instability and insecurity in Afghanistan and Ukraine. Rahmon praised traditional Egyptian institutions such as Al-Azhar University for repudiating religious extremism in its curriculum. Egypt offered to continue training Tajik students at Al-Azhar and other universities.
The two countries signed several agreements, most having to do with cultural exchanges. Rahmon praised the agreements as a “pillar for building mutual ties.”
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