MOFA: Russian President Putin to visit Tajikistan next week

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DUSHANBE. Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to begin a two- day official visit to Tajikistan on February 27-28, according to the Tajik MFA information department.

Earlier Russia's First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov at the enlarged session of the Tajik-Russian intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation said that this visit requires careful preparation. We look forward to this visit and we hope that it will be productive.

Later on, the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Tajikistan, Nematullo Hikmatullozoda, told reporters in Dushanbe on January 31 that a number of cooperation agreements are expected to be signed in Dushanbe during Russian president's visit to Tajikistan.

The last time Putin visited Tajikistan was at the CSTO member states Summit in September 2015.

Russia was one of the first countries that recognized independence of Tajikistan. The Protocol on establishment of diplomatic relations between the two states was signed on April 8th, 1992.

Tajik-Russian cooperation is developing not only bilaterally, but also multilaterally, within the framework of international and regional organizations such as the UN, CIS, EurAsEC, CSTO, SCO and OSCE.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan