Russia to cooperate with Tajikistan in strengthening security

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Astana [Kazakhstan], Feb. 28 (ANI): Russian President Vladimir Putin has affirmed his willingness to cooperate with Tajikistan in strengthening security and stability. The decision came during a joint statement after Putin's meeting with Tajik President Emomalii Rahmon, Xinhua news agency quoted local media reports as saying. The two leaders discussed trade and investment opportunities and bilateral cooperation in culture, science and education. Putin also presented to Rahmon the Order of Alexander Nevsky, and presented to Tajikistani Foreign Minister Sirodjidin Aslov the Order of Friendship. Putin and Rahmon signed a Joint Declaration after the bilateral talks. The two Presidents also witnessed the signing of intergovernmental agreements on cooperation in environmental protection, military courier and postal communications, and using nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. Other documents signed included an agreement between the Russian Ministry of Labour and Social Protection and the Tajikistani Ministry of Labour, Migration and Employment on labour and employment, and the Cooperation Programme between the two countries' foreign ministries for 2017. A memorandum between the relevant agencies on cooperation in tourism, physical culture and sports was also signed. Earlier in the day, the President made a working visit to Kazakhstan. (ANI)