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27-06-2015, 11:28

Tajikistan expresses condolences over death of ex-Russian PM


Avesta.Tj | 27.06.2015 | Tajikistan on Saturday expressed deep condolences over the death of former Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov.


"Primakov was an outstanding statesman, a scientist and a politician, and did much to address regional and global issues”, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon said in the message to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, "Tajik government extends its sincere sympathies and solicitudes to Primakov's family”.


As a good friend of the Tajik people, Primakov made a great contribution to the development of the Tajikistan-Russia mutual cooperation amid all fields, said Rahmon, adding that Tajik people will always remember this Russian diplomat who achieved peace and harmony in our land.


Yevgeny Primakov died Friday at the age of 85 in Moscow after a prolonged illness. He served as Russian prime minister for just eight months between September 1998 and May 1999.