Iran, Tajik presidents discuss regional security in Dushanbe

June 10, 2010 - 0:0

TEHRAN — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon discussed ways and strategies to promote regional stability and security.

Ahmadinejad visited Dushanbe on Wednesday to attend a UN-sponsored international conference on water security.
The Iranian president insisted on the necessity of mutual and multilateral cooperation to boost regional security and stability.
Ahmadinejad said ties between Tehran and Dushanbe are improving and Iran is ready to transfer technology to Tajikistan and share its experiences with the country in various fields.
Common views shared by the two Persian-speaking nations, including subjects related to regional and international issues, has laid an appropriate ground for promoting regional peace and security, the Iranian president stated.
Ahmadinejad blamed foreign interference with colonial objectives for insecurity in Central Asia.
He insisted on the need to draw up joint plans by the countries in the region to maintain and reinforce security.
Also, the Tajik leader said Dushanbe is seeking to draw up long-term plans to utilize all existing capacities to promote bilateral and regional relations with the Islamic Republic.
Rahmon described Iran as a strategic partner of Tajikistan.
Today insecurity is threatening regional security and Tehran and Dushanbe could establish joint cooperation to fight insecurity, he added