Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing (R) shakes hands with
Tajikistan Foreign Minister Talbak Nazarov in Shanghai, east China, May 14,
2006. Nazarov is scheduled to pay an official visit to China from May 11 to
Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing (L2) and Tajikistan
Foreign Minister Talbak Nazarov (R2) hold a talk in Shanghai, east China, May
SHANGHAI, May 14 (Xinhua) -- China and Tajikistan agreed here on Sunday to
intensify cooperation in fighting the "three evil forces" of terrorism,
separatism and extremism.
The two countries will continue their joint crackdown on drug trafficking,
according to a consensus reached between Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing
and his Tajik counterpart Talbak Nazarov.
The two ministries will also strengthen consultation and cooperation in
demarcation along the China-Tajikistan border, said a press release from the
Chinese Foreign Ministry.
Nazarov is in Shanghai for a foreign ministers' meeting of the member
countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which is scheduled on
During their hour-long talks, Li and Nazarov also agreed to enhance
exchange and coordination between the two countries to ensure the SCO summit,
slated for mid-June in Shanghai, would be a success.
They promised to make join efforts to boost the development of the SCO so
that it can play a greater role in maintaining regional peace and stability and
strengthening cooperation among SCO member states for common development.
Both ministers expressed satisfaction at the fruitful cooperation between
the two countries in the political, economic, trade and cultural fields over the
They also exchanged views on the regional situation and the reform of the
After their talks, the two foreign ministers signed the 2006-2007
cooperation plan between the two ministries, but details of the plan are not