Visit of Emomali Rahmon, President of Tajikistan, to José Manuel Barroso
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Development, received Emomali Rahmon, President of Tajikistan. Discussions focused on the major aspects of the EU/Tajikistan cooperation, including political and economic reforms as well as regional cooperation. On the economic situation in Tajikistan, the President congratulated Emomali Rahmon for the country's accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO). José Manuel Barroso eventually highlighted the importance of regional cooperation for stability and economic development of all Central Asian countries.