Opportunities of Tajikistan-France cooperation in combating terrorism discussed in Paris

27/07/2016 17:10
Asia-Plus
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DUSHANBE, July 27, Asia-Plus – On Wednesday July 26, Tajikistan’s Ambassador to France Homidjon Nazarov met in Paris with Mr. Thierry Mariani, Deputy Head of the France-Tajikistan Parliamentary Friendship Group and member of the French delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

According to the Tajik MFA information department, the two sides expressed satisfaction with the current level of bilateral cooperation between Tajikistan and France and underlined the significance of cooperation in the framework of the parliamentary friendship group.  

Pointing out the current complicated situation in Afghanistan, particularly deterioration of situation in border areas, Mr. Mariani reportedly expressed readiness to take efforts to promote further expansion of cooperation between France and Tajikistan, in particular in the field of fight against extremism and terrorism.

Tajik ambassador extended condolences to families of victims of terrorist attacks in Nice and Rouen and noted that Tajik government was ready to expand cooperation with international community in combating extremism and terrorism.    

Thierry Mariani is a French politician.  He is Secretary of State for Transport for the Minister of Ecology, Sustainable development, Transport and Housing in the François Fillon III government, and a member of the Républicains.  Since 2012, Mariani has been a member of the French delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.  In this capacity, he serves as head of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons; as member of the Committee on the Honoring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee); and as member of the Sub-Committee on Crime Problems and the Fight against Terrorism.

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