Meeting with the Speaker of the Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Karu Jayasuriya

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Today, the Founder of Peace and National Unity - Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan, His Excellency Emomali Rahmon also met with the Speaker of the Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Karu Jayasuriya.

The sides discussed the issues regarding the establishment of inter-parliamentary relations between the two countries.

It was noted that the inter-parliamentary cooperation is an effective factor in the development of comprehensive inter-state relations and plays an important role in the formation of legal basis.

President Emomali Rahmon said that the establishment of inter-parliamentary relations should be in the focus of constant attention, and based on this necessary steps should be taken to establish an inter-parliamentary group of friendship between Tajikistan and Sri Lanka.

The two sides exchanged views on finding ways to develop cooperation between the two countries, noted the expedience of establishing a Joint Intergovernmental Commission and Business Council of Tajikistan and Sri Lanka. In addition, the formation of the legal base of relations was named an important factor in enabling the use of resources and opportunities for expanding mutually beneficial cooperation in the economic domain, including in the industry.

The interlocutors also discussed the issues related to the stability and security in Afghanistan, which has a common border with Tajikistan, ruthless struggle against international terrorism, extremism and drug trafficking that in Tajikistan's security strategy is of paramount importance.

Source: President of Republic of Tajikistan