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3 hrs ago | AkiPress

10:54 Dushanbe starts construction of 2nd unit of combined heat and power plant with China's support

The ceremony marking start of construction of the second unit of the Dushanbe-2 combined heat and power plant took place on September 13 in presence of President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon and Chinese President Xi Jinping, who paid a state visit to Tajikistan. "This project is a bright reflection of dynamically developing partnership in all its diversity, including cooperation in fuel and energy sphere," President Rahmon said in his remarks at the ceremony.

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3 hrs ago | AkiPress

10:51 Tajikistan, China sign 16 documents on cooperation in Dushanbe

Tajikistan and China signed 16 cooperation agreement at the conclusion of the talks between the Tajik and Chinese leaders held in Dushanbe on September 13, the Tajik President's press service reported. The joint declaration on strategic cooperation deepening was signed, as well as cooperation program between the two countries until 2020, extradition treaties, intergovernmental agreement on technical and economic cooperation, which envisions a 300 million yuan grant.

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3 hrs ago | AkiPress

10:12 China to invest over $6 billion in Tajikistan's economy

China will invest over US$6 billion in Tajikistan's economy in the medium term, the Tajik president's press service reported on September 13. The Presidents of China and Tajikistan attended the ceremony marking start of construction of the second unit of the Dushanbe combined heat and power plant and inaugurated start of construction of Tajikistan's section of Central Asia-China gas pipeline. "During construction of the given facilities and practical realization of documents signed by the two countries, over $6 billion will be invested into Tajik economy," says the report.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Xinhuanet

Backgrounder: Major events about China-Tajikistan cooperation

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday officially started a state visit to Tajikistan. The following are some major events about China-Tajikistan cooperation.

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Tehran Times

Promising meeting between Rouhnai, Putin: Moscow Times

TEHRAN In an article published on the website of the Moscow Times, the writer says the meeting between the presidents of Iran and Russia on Friday could be promising for both sides. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin met in the capital of Tajikistan, Dushanbe, on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization meeting.

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Daily Mail

Now Vladimir Putin threatens Europe with 'retaliation' for...

'This is a public lynching of Ray': Multiple sources claim Rice told NFL commissioner Roger Goodell he punched his fiancA©e back in JUNE Now Vladimir Putin threatens Europe with 'retaliation' for sanctions which have hit its Kalashnikov factory - as West to stock up on gas for winter Anger: Vladimir Putin's spokesman said that the new EU sanctions ignore the Russian leader's 'initiatives to end the bloodshed and achieve peaceful settlement of the conflict in southeast Ukraine' Vladimir Putin today threatened Europe with 'retaliation' for new sanctions that hit its Kalashnikov gun-making plant as the West rushed to stockpile gas for winter amid fears Russia may turn off the tap.

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Trend

Turkmenistan, China committed to strengthening of strategic partnership

President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping expressed commitment to the further strengthening of the strategic partnership between the two countries, a message from the government of Turkmenistan said on Sept.13. The remarks were made during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit held in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan from Sept.11 to Sept.12.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Rohani, Putin Meet On Sidelines Of Shanghai Summit In Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Iranian President Hassan Rohani and Russian President Vladimir Putin met on the sidelines of the Shanghai summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan to discuss bilateral and regional issues, reports Iran's Mehr News Agency . The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 14th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit in the Tajikistan capital city.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

South China Morning Post

Xi Jinping urges China's central Asian neighbours to help step up extremism fight

China's president called on Central Asian states to increase efforts to tackle 'terrorism, extremism and cyberterrorism' at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Tajikistan President Xi Jinping addresses the 14th meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on Friday. Photo: Xinhua President Xi Jinping urged Central Asian states to step up the fight against religious extremism and cyberterrorism, Chinese state media said, as Beijing reaches for help across its borders in addressing security concerns in its restive Xinjiang region.

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The Telegraph

Acceptability invite for PM from Tehran

New Delhi, Sept. 12: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has invited Narendra Modi to visit Tehran on a trip that could mark a key global endorsement of acceptability for the Indian Prime Minister once pilloried by the Islamic world.

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Daily Times

Chinese president wants to visit Pakistan - as early as possible' : September 13, 2014,

ISLAMABAD: The Chinese president has expressed his desire to visit Pakistan "as early as possible," Foreign Office said on Friday. As per the details, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz met the Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the SCO Summit at Dushanbe, Tajikistan on Friday.

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Newkerala.com

Sushma Swaraj attends Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Tajikistan

She had arrived in Dushanbe yesterday to attend the two-day summit. The summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation aims at boosting cooperation in the three major fields of economy, security and people-to-people exchanges.

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The Nation

India and Pakistan file formal applications for full membership in SCO

For news details visit : http://nation.com.pk/national/12-Sep-2014/india-and-pakistan-file-formal-applications-for-full-membership-in-sco For news details Read on : India and Pakistan file formal applications for full membership in SCO DUSHANBE- India and Pakistan filed formal applications for full membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The agenda of the summit comprises a point about development of the SCO Development Strategy until 2015.

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EurasiaNet

Tajikistan Lets Scholar Accused of Espionage Leave Country

The Tajik scholar whose June arrest on espionage charges ignited an international outcry has been allowed to leave Tajikistan. Alexander Sodiqov arrived in Canada on September 10, his thesis advisor at the University of Toronto, Edward Schatz, has confirmed.

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Trend

Uzbekistan discusses bilateral cooperation with Iran, Tajikistan and Russia

Uzbek President Islam Karimov held a meeting with the presidents of Iran, Tajikistan and Russia in Dushanbe on Sept.11, according to the Uzbek National Information Agency . President Karimov arrived in the capital of Tajikistan to participate in the 14th session of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization , according to the report.

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Trend

Kazakh President urges SCO member-countries to resolve border issues

Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 12 By Elena Kosolapova - Trend: Resolution of the current border problems between the member-countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization is one of the priorities of the organization, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said at the SCO summit in Dushanbe.

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The Washington Post

Russia Mulls Response as U.S. and EU Add Sanctions Over Ukraine

Russia threatened retaliation to a U.S. and European Union decision to stiffen sanctions against Moscow over Ukraine and may ban some imports including clothing and used cars. The EU added 15 companies, including OAO Gazprom Neft, OAO Rosneft and OAO Transneft, and 24 people to the list of those affected by its sanctions against Russia.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

AkiPress

10:06 Tajik-Kazakh relations to remain model of strengthening regional ties - " Rahmon

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon said the relations with Kazakhstan will remain a model of strengthening and developing the regional cooperation during the meeting with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev who arrived in Dushanbe for SCO Summit. Nazarbayev noted Kazakhstan "is the second largest trading partner of Tajikistan in the CIS after the Russian Federation" and added his country has always been in close ties with Tajikistan and this support will continue.

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Voice of America

Russia Courts Allies at Eurasian Summit

From right: Russian President Vladimir Putin, Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose during their meeting at the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Sept. 11, 2014.

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BBC News

Emerging bloc may challenge Western plans

A week ago, on Welsh golfing greens, President Obama stood with Nato family and friends to announce the formation of a "core coalition" to tackle the growing threat posed by Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria. Then, on the day he announced the shape of his new strategy , leaders in another alliance were gathering in a presidential pine forest in Dushanbe for the annual summit of the Shanghai Co-operation Council .

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