Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon to the Kremlin on Tuesday for talks, with both leaders highlighting that security matters in the region, notably Afghanistan, will hold a prominent position on the agenda.
During their meeting, Putin and Rahmon expressed their intent to delve into a broad spectrum of international and regional issues, along with discussing bilateral cooperation between the two states.
“Ensuring security in the region is very important. And, of course, we will talk, especially on the eve of the CSTO (summit) in Minsk, about this aspect of our relations. Above all, Afghanistan. This part will be very important, given your sensitivity and clarity about the events there. Also, within the framework of other international associations, we work very thoroughly and are constantly in contact with each other, coordinating our positions. We are very glad to see you, welcome again,” remarked President Putin.
Responding to the warm welcome, President Rahmon stated, “There are many important matters to discuss, particularly in economic and other directions. Once again, I would like to thank you for the invitation and warm welcome.”
The leaders’ focus on Afghanistan and regional security underscores the gravity of the situation in the area, with both nations keen on coordinating efforts and discussing their perspectives on the unfolding events in Afghanistan.