Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi stressed the strong historical and cultural ties between Iran and Tajikistan and expressed Tehran’s determination to develop ties with Dushanbe in various areas.
In a message to his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon on Friday, the Iranian President extended his congratulations to the Tajik people and government on the anniversary of the Central Asian country’s independence from the Soviet Union that collapsed in late 1991.
Hailing Tajikistan as a friendly and brotherly country, Raisi said the strong cultural, civilizational, historical and linguistic ties between the two states have laid a concrete foundation for strengthening bilateral ties.
Iran and Tajikistan are sincerely committed to expanding ties in all fields and achieving the excellent prospect of cooperation, Raisi added, hoping to promote political, economic and cultural ties between the two countries.
Raisi made his first official visit to Tajikistan as Iranian President in September 2021 to attend a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
In May 2022, Rahmon paid an official visit to Tehran and the two sides signed 17 documents on cooperation in various fields.