Regional affairs expert
Heading a political-economic delegation to Iran, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon made an official visit to Iran on May 29-30, which is expected to fortify bilateral and regional cooperation between the two countries.
Iranian and Tajik officials discussed the expansion of energy cooperation between the two countries on the sidelines of the 26th International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition of Iran (Iran Oil Show 2022) in Tehran.
Iran’s top military commander said the expansion of military interactions with Tajikistan is among the main priorities of the Islamic Republic’s Armed Forces given the two countries’ strategic position in the West Asia region.
To promote and develop joint defense and military cooperation with regional countries, the top Iranian military official inaugurated a manufacturing plant for indigenously-developed Ababil-2 multi-role tactical unmanned aerial vehicles in Tajikistan.
First Secretary of the Tajikistan Embassy in Tehran Marufjon Abdurahmonov said ground is paved for cooperation of his country with Iran, adding that the development of bilateral relations and the expansion of trade interactions are targeted.
Tajikistan’s minister of energy and water resources said that Tajikistan is engaged in a program that includes construction of 700 megawatts of solar and wind power plants; keeping in mind Iran’s invaluable experience in this field, we hope to establish a valuable bilateral cooperation.
Tajikistan’s Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin described the level of relations between the two countries as favorable, saying that Iran-Tajikistan bilateral cooperation in various fields is tangible.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi in a message congratulated his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon on the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two states, and said that expansion of cooperation between Iran and Tajikistan is possible.