Delegation of French senators in Tajikistan
A delegation of French senators is currently in Tajikistan to discuss cooperation issues with high-ranking Tajik state officials, news agency "Asia-Plus" reported.
According to the Tajik MFA department of information, press, analysis and planning of foreign policy, the delegation members include five senators who are members of the France-Central Asia friendship group at the Senate of France.
The delegation led by Senator Andre Dulait, who is chairman of the France-Central Asia Friendship Group, today is meeting with Tajik Foreign Minister Hamrokhon Zarifi.
Today evening, the delegation of French senators will also hold talks with Mahmadsaid Ubaidulloyev, Chairman of the Majlisi Milli (Tajikistan's upper chamber of parliament). French senators will discuss cooperation prospects and familiarize themselves with work of their Tajik colleagues.
The visit of the delegation that arrived in Dushanbe on Aril 20 will conclude on April 24.
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