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MOSCOW, September 9 (Itar-Tass) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Tajikistan President Emomali Rakhmon on Tajikistan’s national holiday, the Independence Day, the Kremlin press service reported on Monday.
“In a congratulatory message, the Russian president praised the active political dialogue between Russia and Tajikistan, noting closer cooperating in the areas of trade and economic, science and technology, in the sphere of the humanities and others,” the press service said. “He also highly assessed partner cooperation between the two countries in international organizations, such as the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC), and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).”
Putin “expressed confidence that Russia-Tajikistan strategic partnership and allied relations will be further strengthened in the interests of both nations for the stability, security and prosperity in Central Asia,” the press service said.