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7-10-2015, 10:19

Tajik, Russian presidents meet on regional issues


Avesta.Tj | 07.10.2015 |Tajik President Emomali Rahmon met Tuesday with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Russia’s Sochi, the Tajik presidential press service said Wednesday.

During their talks, Rahmon and Putin discussedissues related to bilateral cooperation between the two countries and the current situation in the region.

Putin highly appraised the level of cooperation between Tajikistan and Russia based on strategic partnership.

"We attach significance to cooperation with Russia and we will do our best to promote further expansion of this cooperation”, said Rahmon.

He stessed that a rapidly changing situation in the world required an effective interaction.

The sides also discussed issues on military and technical cooperation between their countries, as well as the strengthening of Tajikistan’s common border with Afghanistan.     

"The situation in Afghanistan is getting worse by the day. Practically, fighting is going on along more than 60 percent of the Tajik border with Afghanistan,” said Rahmon.

"We are certainly worried about the situation along the Tajik-Afghan border, and today we need to discuss regional security”, Tajik President said.