AKIPRESS.COM - Foreign Minister of Tajikistan Sirojiddin Muhriddin held talks with India's Minister of External Affairs Subrahmaniyam Jaishankar, who made official visit to Tajikistan.
The Foreign Ministers discussed development of bilateral relations and expressed interest in strengthening mutually beneficial cooperation between Tajikistan and India in various fields. ?he issues of expansion and strengthening of the legal framework of bilateral relations were also discussed, the Tajik Foreign Ministry said.
Progress of implementation of earlier reached agreements, signing of new bilateral documents, coordination of joint activities in various formats, including in the framework of the Joint Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation and political consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan and India were considered.
The Foreign Ministers stressed importance of expanding trade, economic, investment, scientific and technical ties, expansion of inter-parliamentary relations, cooperation in industry and energy, culture, tourism and defense between the two countries.
The parties expressed their readiness to fight global threats such as terrorism, extremism, drug trafficking and other forms of transnational organized crime.
It was noted that the Ninth Ministerial Conference of Heart of Asia - Istanbul Process, which took place in Dushanbe on March 30 will faciliate bringing peace to Afghanistan and expanding its cooperation with the countries of the Process.
During the meeting the two sides also discussed other issues related to the expansion of bilateral relations between Tajikistan and India in the framework of international and regional organizations as well as the Central Asia-India Dialogue.