Iran, Tajikistan Ink Defense Protocol

TEHRAN (FNA) – Iran and Tajikistan on Sunday signed a protocol on defense cooperation.

The document was signed during a meeting here today between Iranian Defense Minister General Mostafa Mohammad Najjar and his visiting Tajik counterpart General Sherali Khayrulloyev.

The two sides also stressed expansion of ties and bolstering of all-out cooperation, specially in defensive grounds.

The two ministers further underlined the necessity for continued consultations at the highest levels, and described the measure as a main factor consolidating Iran-Tajikistan relations.

Elsewhere, Iranian officials and the visiting Tajik delegation endorsed three other agreements on power and petrochemical and transport cooperation.

The agreement on power was signed by the Iranian and Tajik ministers of energy.

Also Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon signed a letter of understanding on setting up a joint chemical company and also making joint investment in supplying mechanical equipment for loading and unloading alumina powder shipment at Shahid Rajaei port.

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