Speech of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of
Speech of the Minister of Foreign Affairs
H.E. Hamrokhon Zarifi at the
Heads of delegations,
Dear ladies and gentlemen!
At the outset, on behalf of His Excellency the President Emomali Rahmon of the
I also thank the British Government for cordially welcome and warm hospitality extended to me and my delegation since our arrival at
The century-old and native-loving people of
It is natural that
I believe the most important and required condition is to ensure mobilization and harness of internal and constructive potential of
From the very first days when the Antiterrorist Coalition and International Security Assistance Forces launched operation in
The strong and clear antiterrorist will and efficient and modern military and security forces aimed to implement the will is of outmost importance. However, it is not the only requirement, as the current problem of
An efficient strategy of construction of reconstruction is another vital and working factor. Now all favorable conditions for that are provided:
Therefore, I would like to emphasize the basic economic spheres including industry, agriculture, livestock, irrigation and especially economic and technical infrastructure. For instance, construction of a limited number of medium and relatively large hydropower plants as well as reconstruction and development of irrigation system with not so much investment being attracted, gives opportunity to irrigate hundred thousand hectares of lands, create million of jobs and properties, generate electricity that is of vital importance, provide ground for real economic and social development. The construction of Dashtijum hydropower plant alone with total capacity of 4000 megawatt can lead to achievement of the previously mentioned goals.
It is known that Afghanistan for a long time has been a crossroad for large regions including Central Asia and South Asia and its geo-economic and geo-strategic importance as increased many times due to a great number of factors including development and substantial extension of ties and comprehensive relations among the countries, vast regions and numerous national, regional and international actors. It is an opportunity for both
Herein, the two large and most efficient projects worth noting:
construction of Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Iran and Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan
railways that further expect to be connected to China through Kyrgyzstan would
give opportunity to Afghanistan to earn hundreds million US Dollars and create
favorable conditions for overall development. On the other hand, our countries
would find the shortest way to
- construction of only the two large power transmission lines:
Rogun-Kabul-Islamabad (CASA-1000 Project) and Rogun-Mazori-Sharif–Herat-Meshed would give opportunity to
supply electricity for
The efficient and successful implementation of these programs requires qualitatively new cooperation among our countries as well as the regional and interested ones. The cooperation is to have clear constructive and practical nature.
The world community should clearly realize that success of the international strategy of peace assistance and reconstruction and development in
Tajikistan shares a long border with Afghanistan which is 1 425 km and protects Europe and rest of the world from narcotic aggression. We therefore, urge the world community to help
Given the importance of regional cooperation,
Taking the advantage of this opportunity, I invite honorable delegates to help in making our good intentions visible and contribute to establishing a solid ground for enhancement of regional cooperation for the lasting peace, prosperity and bright future of
I am convinced more than ever, by joining our hands and acting in concert, we will win a victory over evil and score a great triumph in giving hope to Afghan people.
I thank you and wish deliberations on