Rouhani stresses Iran-Tajikistan relations

Iran President Hassan Rouhani has stressed the expansion of the mutual relations and cooperation between the Islamic Republic and Tajikistan.

The Iranian president called for stronger Tehran-Dushanbe ties in a meeting with his Tajik counterpart, Emomali Rahmon, in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek on Friday.

During the meeting, which took place on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit, the two heads of state discussed ways of boosting relations between their countries.

The Iranian president, who arrived in Bishkek on Thursday at the head of a delegation to take part in the SCO summit, has already met with his Chinese, Kyrgyz, Kazakh and Afghan counterparts.

Rouhani and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, are also set to hold their first meeting on the sidelines of the SCO summit.

The SCO is an intergovernmental security organization founded in 2001 in Shanghai by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Iran, India, Mongolia, and Pakistan have an observer status at the organization.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif; Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh; and Rouhani’s Chief of Staff Mohammad Nahavandian are accompanying the president during his two-day trip to the Central Asian country.

By Press TV


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