7 Mar 2024 15:08

Tajik president, World Bank officials agree on additional investments

DUSHANBE. March 7 (Interfax) - Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has discussed current cooperation and prospects of relations with drawing investments at a meeting with a delegation of the World Bank's Board of Directors, the Tajik presidential press service said.

"To ensure sustainable development, the parties deemed it especially needed to attract additional investments in education, healthcare, irrigation, agriculture, transport, ecology, tourism development, step up efforts to mitigate the aftermath of natural disasters, build a green economy and further promote digitalization," the statement said.

During the conversation, the parties exchanged views on enhancing the resilience of the country's economy to threats and dangers, and attracting more investments from development partners in economic and social sectors.

Rahmon said he was pleased with the level of cooperation between Tajikistan and the World Bank and the implementation of various projects in the country involving this financial institution.

The support in pursuing economic reforms, funding the development of the energy sector and ensuring food security was recognized as an example of fruitful cooperation between Tajikistan and the World Bank.

Due to the challenging situation around the world and climate change, the parties deemed it imperative to pursue consistent reforms to prevent and reduce the impact of risks and adverse factors on the domestic economy.

The parties also discussed other issues of mutual interest at the meeting, the press service said.

The World Bank has invested $441.2 million in Tajikistan in education, healthcare, and social security since 1996.