DUSHANBE, September 15. /TASS/. The relations between Russia and Tajikistan develop based on allied obligations and coherence of positions in all international organizations, Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon on Tuesday.
"I am glad to say that we cooperate closely and agree our positions in all international organizations - the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. And this work comes through the Foreign Ministry and law enforcement agencies," the Russian leader said.
Putin noted that Moscow remains the leading trade and economic partner of Dushanbe: as of late 2014, the trade turnover grew by almost 22% The president offered the Tajik leader to discuss steps on increasing trade turnover amid the insignificant decline seen in the first six months of 2015.
The Russian president congratulated Rahmon on Tajikistan’s Independence Day celebrated in the country on September 9.
The Tajik leader greeted the Russian president in Dushanbe and thanked him for Moscow’s assistance. "Thank you for the support provided during the events in early September this year," he said.