On Tuesday, June 6, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon received visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

The Tajik president’s official website says the parties discussed the current state and prospects of further expansion of cooperation between Tajikistan and Russia within the framework of the strategic partnership.

Rahmon and Lavrov, in particular, discussed a set of pressing issues related to the bilateral cooperation in the political, trade, economic and humanitarian fields.

In this context, the importance of continuous strengthening of cooperation in these directions was emphasized.

Tajik leader reportedly noted the process of smooth development of relations between the two countries in all areas of mutual interest, and emphasized the importance of strengthening and expanding bilateral relations in various fields of economy, education, migration, as well as interregional cooperation.

The parties also exchanged views on a number of international and regional issues being of mutual interest, including the situation in Afghanistan.  

The top Russian diplomat Sergei Lavrov arrived in Dushanbe on a two-day official visit on the evening of June 5.  

Lavrov’s previous visit to Dushanbe took place in May 2022, when he attended a meeting of CIS foreign ministers.  In April this year, Lavrov met with his Tajik counterpart Sirojiddin Muhriddin on the sidelines of multilateral events in Samarkand, where issues of regional security and curbing threats from Afghanistan were on the agenda.