Tajikistan Pleased with Ahmadinejad's Epoch-Making Visit to Dushanbe




January 17, 2010



Tajik Minister of Labor and Social Security Shukhurjon Zuhorov viewed the Iranian President's visit to Dushanbe in early January as a milestone in bilateral ties, saying the trip strengthened mutual cooperation between the two countries.


The visit and the agreements signed between the Iranian and Tajik officials during the trip shed light on new fields for mutual cooperation, Zuhorov told FNA.

"The two nations of
Iran and Tajikistan enjoy ample commonalities in language, history, religion, culture and traditions ," he reminded.

Zuhorov reiterated that the relations between the Iranian and Tajik political figures as well as the friendly ties between the two neighboring countries have always been making progress ever since the Central Asian state gained independence 18 years ago.

He also referred to the meetings between Ahmadinejad and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon in
Dushanbe, and said the fact that the two officials met twice in a one-day long trip shows the Tajiks' high respect for the Iranian nation.

The Iranian president paid a visit to
Dushanbe at the head of a high-ranking politico-economic delegation on January 5 on the first leg of a bi-nation tour of Central Asia.

Iran and Tajikistan inked three Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) and two documents on mutual cooperation as well as a joint statement during the daylong trip.

Two out of the three MoUs were related to Tehran-Dushanbe cooperation in the construction of a dam and a power plant as well as a tunnel in


The third memo was signed on the extradition of criminals between the two capitals.

The Iranian and Tajik officials also signed two documents on cooperation in the fields of transportation, energy and mining activities.