Meeting with Putin of exceptional importance for Serbia - premierWorld March 27, 4:16
Election in Moldova shows people support rapprochement with Russia - Socialist factionWorld March 27, 4:06
Former Zenit FC player Kazachenok dies at 64Sport March 27, 1:37
Russian senior MP calls on EU politicians not to hide heads in sand in Syrian settlementRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 26, 18:09
Three Russian fans stabbed after football match in BelgradeSport March 26, 3:28
Russia ready to take part in restoring oil production in Syria - energy ministerBusiness & Economy March 26, 3:27
Moscow disappointed over new US sanctions against Russian companies - Foreign MinistryRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 26, 1:28
US sanctions 8 Russian companies over non-proliferation lawWorld March 25, 21:53
Russia's Defense Ministry says US-led coalition unlikely to launch battle for Raqqa soonRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 19:06
DUSHANBE, October 8 (Itar-Tass) - Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon, when receiving the Russian delegation's head, State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin, confirmed the adherence to the policy of his country for strategic partnership with Russia.
Russia for Tajikistan is a strategic partner and a country very close in all the aspects. Tajikistan and Russia have thousands of firm threads of ties, his press service cited him as saying. About 240 bilateral agreements form the legal basis of Tajik-Russian cooperation, and 30 documents are under consideration, the press service said.
Rakhmon expressed satisfaction with the recent signing of a package of bilateral documents, including the agreements on the 201st Russian military base, conditions for presence of Tajik workers in Russia and duty-free export of oil products. According to the president, the documents will serve both countries' interests and consolidation of strategic relations. An important achievement is the extended period for presence of Tajik citizens without registration for 15 days after arrival in Russia and work permits for up to three years for migrant workers.
The Tajik leader favours more active work of the intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation and use of other efficient factors to increase the volume of trade turnover between Tajikistan and Russia. Rakhmon expressed regret that Russian-Tajik trade turnover had a downward trend in recent time.
The presidential press service noted that there was a constructive talk on the situation in the region and the world and other issues of mutual interest.