BEIJING, March 24 (Xinhua) -- China's trade with Tajikistan in the first two months of this year reached 107 million U.S. dollars, showing an increase of 35 percent over the same period of last year, according to data recently released by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Tajikistan.
Tajikistan's foreign trade grew rapidly by 14.5 percent year on year to reach 700 million U.S. dollars in the two months.
During the period, China was the third largest trade partner of the country, following Russia and Kazakhstan.
China-Tajikistan trade rose 88.5 percent year on year in January, showed data from the Statistical Agency of Tajikistan.
The bilateral trade maintained upward momentum, despite Tajik government adopted measures in late January to restrict transport and flights between the two countries so as to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus pneumonia, Liu Bin, Chinese ambassador to Tajikistan said in an interview.
Tajikistan has taken multiple measures to reduce the impact of the epidemic on China-Tajikistan bilateral trade, since China is an important trade partner and import source of non-food products, home appliances and mechanical equipment for Tajikistan, said Jurazoda, deputy minister of economic development and trade of Tajikistan. (Edited by Su Dan with Xinhua Silk Road, email@example.com）