Iranian official, Tajik President confer on bilateral ties
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Middle-East and Common Wealth Affairs Mohammad Reza Sheibani met with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon and conferred on the two countries' ties, Fars News Agency reported.
During the meeting held on Wednesday the Iranian envoy submitted the message of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the Tajik president.
The Iranian envoy also congratulated the Tajik president on the 20th anniversary of Tajikistan's Independence Day and highlighted the two sides' cultural and historical commonalties.
Rahmon, for his part, said that the Islamic Republic of Iran is the strategic partner of Tajikistan and Dushanbe is determined to broaden ties with Tehran.
The two sides also discussed expansion of cooperation as well as implementation of joint projects.
They also reviewed regional developments mainly in Middle East and north Africa.
Iran and Tajikistan have recently accelerated expansion of their ties and cooperation and observers believe that the good achievements gained in area of their mutual cooperation should be deemed as a result of the efforts made by the two countries' officials.