0453 GMT December 09, 2021
Esmaeili wrote on his Twitter account on Sunday that the expansion of cultural relations is a big achievement of President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi’s visit to Tajikistan. President Raeisi traveled to Dushanbe, Tajikistan, to take part in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit (September 16-17). During the trip, Raeisi held talks with his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon.
The two sides pointed to the common religion, culture, and language of both countries, expressing hope that a new chapter of relations and cooperation in economic, cultural, and political arenas will open, IRNA reported.
President Raeisi called for the expansion of bilateral collaboration, saying that enhancing mutual ties will pave the way for the development of regional cooperation.
Iranian and Tajik officials should continue regular discussions in a bid to consolidate all-out and stable ties between the two Persian-language nations and turn the relationship into a pattern at the regional level, the Iranian chief executive added.
Rahmon, for his part, expressed gratitude to his Iranian counterpart because Raeisi accepted visiting Tajikistan as his first foreign trip following his presidency since August 3, 2021, and participate in the 21st SCO presided over by Tajikistan.
Referring to the previous joint ventures carried out by Iranian specialists, the Tajik president added that the friendship between the people and governments of both countries paves the ground for developing mutual cooperation.