Reunión del Presidente de Rusia Vladímir Putin con el Presidente de Tayikistán Emomali Rahmon

Vladimir Putin held talks at the Kremlin with President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon who arrived in Russia on an official visit.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr President, friends,

We are very pleased to welcome you to Moscow.

There is no need to describe our relationship, as it is a truly allied relationship, in the full sense of the word, and a strategic partnership. We have a well-established political dialogue, and we cooperate in the military field, both within the CSTO and on a bilateral basis. Economic ties are also growing between us.

Today we will have an opportunity to discuss these matters in more detail, although we have had a chance to talk and did so for almost an hour before the official meeting; we have already discussed some of the key spheres of our interaction. Now let us talk about each of these fields separately, with our colleagues – in an expanded format following a restricted meeting.

We are delighted to see you. Welcome.

President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon: Mr President,

Thank you for the invitation to come to the Russian Federation on an official visit.

Russia is a key strategic partner and ally of Tajikistan and has a leading place in Tajikistan’s trade and economic relations. Our cooperation in the cultural and humanitarian spheres is on the rise, and security cooperation is being strengthened.

I am confident that today's meetings will give a fresh impetus to further deepening the entire scope of contacts between our countries.

Thank you once again.