Tajik President Emomali Rahmon and Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev have expressed readiness to take collective measures to address threats facing the region.  

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon received visiting Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev yesterday, according to the Tajik president’s official website.

Tajik leader reportedly said that “providing our common security and stability is one of priorities of integration of Tajikistan and Russia.”  He noted that cooperation in that field is at the desired level.

Both sides expressed confidence that only by common efforts they could achieve noticeable results in combating terrorism, extremism, religious fanaticism, transnational organized crime, drug trafficking and other threats.   

The two sides stressed that it is necessary to take collective measures to combat modern threats, solve problems of regional security and strengthen the capacity of Tajik border troops in connection with threat emanating from Afghan territory.  

Rahmon and Patrushev also discussed issues related to cooperation between Tajikistan and Russia within the frameworks of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), CIS and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

They also exchanged views on ways to expand military and technical cooperation and strengthen ties between the law enforcement agencies of the two countries, Tajik president’s official website said.  

Today, Patrushev is visiting Tashkent to hold consultations on security issues with Uzbek high-ranking officials.     

Patrushev reportedly holds consultations on security issues with his counterparts from of the CIS member nations regularly. 

The Security Council of the Russian Federation (SCRF) is a consultative body of the Russian President that works out the President's decisions on national security affairs.  Composed of key ministers and agency heads and chaired by the President of Russia, the SCRF was established to be a forum for coordinating and integrating national security policy.  It is the successor of the Security Council of the USSR.

Nikolai Patrushev (born 11 July 1951) is a Russian politician and security and intelligence officer.  He served as Director of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) from 1999 to 2008, and he has been Secretary of the Security Council of Russia since 2008.