Tehran, Dushanbe sign five cooperation deals
Iran and Tajikistan signed five memorandums of understanding and a joint statement in Dushanbe on Monday to expand bilateral ties.
The MOUs were signed by energy, oil, and foreign affairs ministers of the two countries with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon in attendance, the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting reported.
Speeding up the construction of Esteqlal tunnel and Sangtudeh 2 dam and power plant, cooperation in water, energy and geology, and the extradition of legal offenders were the main topic of the bilateral agreements.
The two sides also issued a joint statement in 11 articles to broaden all-out relations.
In November 2009, the State Committee on Statistics of the Republic of Tajikistan announced that Iran and Tajikistan has $102.3 million worth of trade and service exchanges over the first ten months of 2009.
Ahmadinejad is also scheduled to travel to Turkmenistan to inaugurate the second Iran-Turkmenistan gas pipeline.
The pipeline project is one of the main projects jointly carried out by the two friendly countries.