The two ministers also discussed regional security and issues of mutual interests. The two countries have a joint working group on counter- terrorism.
The bilateral relations between the Republic of India and the Republic of Tajikistan have developed considerably owing to both nations' co-operation on security and strategic issues. India has set up its first overseas military base Farkhor in Tajikistan. India also assisted in building Ayni hospital.
Tajikistan occupies a strategically important position in Central Asia, bordering Afghanistan, China and separated by a small strip of Afghan territory called the Wakhan Corridor from northern Gilgit-Baltistan (Pakistan-controlled Kashmir). (ANI)