26 Oct 2017 14:07

Rahmon expecting to expand cooperation with ADB in providing food security in Tajikistan

DUSHANBE. Oct 26 (Interfax) - Tajik President Emomali Rahmon considers the Asian Development Bank (ADB) one of the country's most reliable partners.

At a meeting with the head of the ADB Takehiko Nakao, Rahmon expressed his gratitude to the bank for its financial support in education, energy, transport, customs and disaster prevention in the country, the President's press service said in a statement.

The President said that since 1998, the ADB has invested around $1.6 billion in the country's economy.

"The parties discussed cooperation in the implementation of Tajikistan's national development strategy to 2030, partnership strategy for 2016-2020 and Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) programs. There was confidence that the ADB would cooperate with Tajikistan in guaranteeing food security in the country; the development of the private sector of the Tajik economy will be raised to a new level," the statement said.