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Tajik president meets NATO PA delegation

 

Avesta.Tj | 24.06.2015 | Tajik President Emomali Rahmon met here on Tuesday with a delegation of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (PA), the presidential press service said Wednesday.


During the meeting the sides discuss

ed issues related to cooperation between Tajikistan and theNorth Atlantic Alliance, providing regional security and technical support for relevant structures of Tajikistan.


They also noted that Tajikistan was carrying out fruitful cooperation with NATO in various areas, including training of Tajik military personnel, learning English language, combating international terrorism and extremism, humanitarian demining, destruction of ammunition, combating drug trafficking, forecasting of natural disasters and mitigation of their effects.


This cooperation is being carried out within the frameworks of the Partnership for Peace Program and the Individual Partnership Action Plan between Tajikistan and NATO.


Special attention was given to issues of promoting strengthening of peace and stability in Afghanistan and strengthening of Tajikistan’s common border with Afghanistan.


President Rahmon said that Tajikistan supported NATO’s initiative on expansion of cooperation with the countries of the region for sustainable peace and stability in Afghanistan.


The sides also exchanged views on other topical regional and international issues, including the latest developments in Middle East countries and intensification of fight against international terrorism and extremism.


They expressed confidence that cooperation between Tajikistan and NATO for the purpose of supporting security and defense structures of Tajikistan and providing security and stability in the region would expand in the future as well.


 

Founded in 1955, the NATOParliamentary Assembly(NATO PA) serves as the consultative inter-parliamentary organization for theNorth Atlantic Alliance.

Bringing togetherlegislatorsfrom all the member states of the Atlantic Alliance, the NATO PA provides a link betweenNATOand the parliaments of its member nations.


At the same time, it facilitates parliamentary awareness and understanding of key security issues and contributes to a greater transparency of NATO policies.

Crucially, it helps maintain and strengthen the transatlantic relationship, which underpins the Atlantic Alliance.


The NATO PA consists of 257 delegates from the 28 NATO member countries.


Delegates from 13 associate countries, theEuropean Parliament, 4 regional partner and Mediterranean associate member countries, as well as parliamentary observers from 8 other parliaments, 3 inter-parliamentary assemblies also take part in its activities.




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