DUSHANBE – Foreign Minister H.E Salahuddin Rabbani met with Tajikistan’s Chairman of Assembly of Representatives Mr. Shukurjon Zuhurov.
Mr. Zuhurov said, “We are ready to extend our relations with countries of the region, especially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s security is not only important to Tajikistan but also to all Central Asian countries. He announced his country’s readiness in brining peace and stability and fighting terrorism, drug trafficking, and organized crimes.” He said that peace and stability in Tajikistan was as a result of hard work of the Peace Martyr Professor Burhanuddin Rabbani and the National Hero of Afghanistan Ahmad Shah Massoud, and the government and people of Tajikistan would always remember it. He called regional projects very important for stability in Afghanistan and added that Tajikistan was ready to cooperate with Afghanistan in transferring electricity through CASA 1000 Electricity Transmission Line.
Having expressed his appreciation for the warm welcome, the Foreign Minister called Tajikistan a brother and friend of Afghanistan’s and said that the government and people of Tajikistan had stood with Afghanistan in bad security conditions.
Both sides discussed mutual issues, Afghanistan’s security and its effects on the region, Afghan Peace Talks, and regional cooperation.