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Sharifi Azamsho Latifzod

Sharifi Azamsho Latifzod

Sharifi Azamsho Latifzod

Tajikistan’s ambassador to Riyadh Sharifi Azamsho Latifzod confirmed that his country is currently studying a proposal submitted by Saudi Arabia to join the Islamic Coalition and combat terrorism. He added that the first step was making required arrangements over ways to fight terroristic organizations.

He told Asharq Al-Awsat that President Imam Ali Rahman is willing to visit Riyadh in January to hold talks with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, aiming to promote security, political and economic cooperation between the two countries.

Ambassador Latifzod said that the main files to be discussed in the meeting between the Saudi King and Tajikistan’s president would focus on arbitrating and boosting cooperation in the field of investment to expand agriculture and food production, in addition to attracting Saudi investments in infrastructure.

Latifzod revealed that one of the major economic projects the two countries will discuss is related to investing more in the field of electric generation from hydropower plants. He believes investment opportunities are various, and that his country will submit different projects from different sectors for the Saudi business sector.

In addition, Azerbaijan’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia Rasim Rzayev said that his country was studying the idea of joining the Islamic Coalition to combat terrorism, and it is aiming to boost political, security, and economic cooperation with Saudi Arabia strategically. He noted that the security and political cooperation between Azerbaijan and Saudi Arabia in combatting terrorism will continue, adding that the relation between the two countries has deepened since the independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the early 90s and is at its highest level.

Rzayev explained that there are continuous talks between the two countries by sharing visions and ideas in addition to cooperating on many matters of common concern.