Iran ratifies security cooperation agreement signed with Tajikistan

13/01/2016 14:33
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DUSHANBE, January 13, 2016, Asia-Plus – Iranian parliament ratified a government-to-government agreement on cooperation between Iran and Tajikistan in the fields of security and defense on January 12, according to Iranian news agency Mehr.

The agreement that consists of preamble and eleven articles reportedly provides for exchange of information.

Certain confusion has appeared in bilateral cooperation between Tajikistan and the Islamic Republic of Iran lately.

We will recall that Tajikistan summoned Iranian Ambassador to Tajikistan Hojjatollah Faghani on December 29 to express “regret” over Iran's decision to invite the leader of the banned IRPT to attend the International Islamic Unity Conference.

Tajikistan's MFA said in a statement that it was “greatly concerned” that “the head of the extremist and terrorist former IRPT, Muhiddin Kabiri, who faces charges of attempting to overthrow the government … has been invited to the conference.”

“Tajikistan’s MFA considers such actions of organizers of this conference to be unacceptable and categorically states that such an attitude to enemies of the state and the people of Tajikistan can negatively affected good relations between Tajikistan and Iran,” the Tajik MFA statement said.


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