Water issues discussed at the Round Table in Dushanbe



From June 14 to 16th, 2011 the member of Bundestag, the coordinator on energy issues, the speaker of the CDU / CSU in the Bundestag on economic policy - Dr. Joachim Pfeiffer paid an introductory visit to Tajikistan.


The visit was organized by Konrad Adenauer Foundation, headquartered in Tashkent and its authorized representative in Central Asia, Mr. Thomas Kunze.       


During his visit, on June 16th, 2011 Mr. J. Pfeiffer has met with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan, Mr. N. Zohidov, as well as participated in a Round Table on the theme: "Peace in a Changing Development: New Challenges of 21st century in the financial and economic policy. " At a meeting of the Round Table the member of the Bundestag made a speech which stated his position on the EU Strategy for Central Asia, water issues in the region and building of Rogun HPP.


According to the deputy of Bundestag, Germany's relations with Tajikistan are based on the strategy of the European Union, which is aimed on stability in Central Asia, including Tajikistan.


"The objective of the Strategy - is the establishment of mutual understanding in the region. But today the countries of region distant from each other, and trying to attract western countries in solving their problems” underlined Pfeiffer.


As an example the deputy of the Bundestag led the contradictions between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan associated with Rogun project. "The Rogun project is the best project for the development of the region. But Uzbekistan opposes it. Tajikistan should engage in dialogue with Uzbekistan, and even try to get Uzbekistan involved in the process of implementation of Rogun project "- concluded Pfeiffer.