Official visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan to Russia

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On September 5, 2022, at the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan Sirojiddin Muhriddin paid an official visit to the Russian Federation on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

During the meeting, which took place in a constructive atmosphere, the heads of the foreign policy institutions of Tajikistan and Russia discussed the pressing issues of relations between Tajikistan and Russia in the political, commercial, economic, cultural, humanitarian, military, and military-technical sectors. international organizations exchanged views.

S. Muhriddin and S. Lavrov discussed the issues of preparation for the upcoming official visit of the President of the Russian Federation V. Putin to the Republic of Tajikistan. In connection with this agreement, it was agreed that the coordination of the foreign ministries will continue after the harmonization of the package of bilateral documents under consideration.

The ministers positively evaluated the development of trade and economic relations and discussed the issues of preparation for the "Tajikistan-Russia" investment forum, which is scheduled to be held on September 15, 2022 in Dushanbe.

During the meeting, a number of issues of humanitarian cooperation and migration were discussed. The Russian side highly appreciated the measures taken in Tajikistan for the protection and development of the Russian language and noted its readiness to fully support the holding of the Days of Tajik Culture in Russia in October 2022.

The ministers agreed to continue to support the relevant structures of the two countries in the urgent solution of all the urgent issues of migration and development of the capacity of citizens who intend to work in the territory of the two countries.

During the meeting, special attention was paid to the issues of cooperation between Tajikistan and Russia in the field of security with attention to the current situation in Afghanistan.

As a result of the meeting and negotiations, the ministers signed the Cooperation Program between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation for 2022-2023.

Source: Ministry of foreign affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan