Vice President Ansari to visit Tajikistan

New Delhi, Apr. 13 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari will be paying a four-day official visit to Tajikistan beginning on Sunday.

Vice President Ansari, who will leave New Delhi tomorrow and reach Dushanbe on the same day, will be accompanied by a high-level delegation. Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries and four Members of Parliament are likely to be part of the delegation.

He will meet the President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, and the Prime Minister of Tajikistan Oqil Oqilov, on Monday.

Vice President Ansari will visit the Khatlon Province of Tajikistan and meet with the Governor on Tuesday. He will also visit Tajik Technical University during his stay in Dushanbe.

Relations between India and Tajikistan have traditionally been cordial and close. During the last state visit of the President of Tajikistan to India in 2012, both countries elevated their bilateral relationship to the level of strategic partnership.

During the same visit, President had extended invitation to the Vice President to visit Tajikistan.

India and Tajikistan have had regular high level exchanges and significant progress has taken place in strengthening cooperation in strategic areas and in development partnership between both the countries.

India and Tajikistan continue to work together for peace, prosperity and security in our common neighbourhood and Tajikistan is one of India's close partners in the international arena. (ANI)

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