TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Foreign ministers of Iran and Tajikistan at a meeting in Tehran explored avenues for the enhancement of relations between the two countries in various fields.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his visiting Tajik counterpart Sirodjidin Mukhriddin held a meeting in Tehran on Saturday.
Highlighting the political and strategic significance of friendly and brotherly ties between Tehran and Dushanbe, the two diplomats emphasized the necessity for stronger cooperation over the bilateral, regional and international issues.
Zarif and Mukhriddin also weighed plans to broaden the political and parliamentary cooperation between the two nations, strengthen the friendship groups, enhance economic interaction in the water, electricity and transportation sectors, hold political and consular consultations, expand the cultural and international cooperation within the framework of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and to combat extremism and terrorism.
The Tajik foreign minister had a meeting with Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardekanian on Friday, during which he expressed the hope that the 13th meeting of Iran-Tajikistan joint commission, due to be held in Tehran within the next few months, would enhance their bilateral cooperation.
The bulk of Tajikistan’s transit and economic problems is due to lack of access to the sea, Mukhriddin said yesterday, noting that his country seeks to use the capacities available in Iran’s southeastern port city of Chabahar to resolve its problems.