Tajik president meets Supreme Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution in Tehran to discuss cooperation

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The Tajik president’s official website says the parties discussed issues related to state and prospects of further expansion of bilateral cooperation between Tajikistan and Iran.

They, in particular, discussed bilateral political, economic, security, cultural and humanitarian cooperation between the two countries.

The parties reportedly also discussed issues of expansion of bilateral cooperation in combating terrorism, extremism, transnational organized crime, and trafficking in weapons and drugs.

They also expressed satisfaction with cooperation between the two countries within regional and international organizations.

In the course of the talks, Tajik leader said, “We support the continuation of a constructive high-level political dialogue.”

Rahmon stressed that Tajikistan has always been an adherent of the ever-increasing expansion of multifaceted relations between the two countries.

The parties also had a constructive conversation on a number of other issues being of mutual interest, the Tajik president’s official website added.

Meanwhile IRNA says that Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei noted during the meeting that sanctions are major powers' weapon against nations of the world, and underscored that what disables this weapon is paying attention to the internal strengths and capacities.

He reportedly reiterated that despite the sanctions, the Islamic Republic of Iran has made favorable progress in different fields.

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei also noted that the capacity for expanding cooperation between Iran and Tajikistan in various fields is much more than the current level and needs to be fundamentally improved, adding that Iran and Tajikistan are kinsmen and brothers.

"Iran and Tajikistan share concerns about Afghanistan. Both countries are worried about the spread of terrorism and the growth of takfiri groups in Afghanistan. We believe that those who are currently governing in Afghanistan should manage to include all groups by forming a comprehensive, inclusive government," Iran's Supreme Leader stated, according

Source: Asia-Plus