Joint Security Task Force established by Iran and Tajikistan

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Expressing Iran’s readiness to help Tajikistan in maintaining security, Mirahmadi hoped that the joint task force would prepare the ground for such cooperation.

For his part, the Tajik interior minister emphasized the necessity of implementing the previous agreements with Iran.

It is possible to combat regional threats and terrorism through close cooperation between the two countries, he added.

Hailing the formation of the joint security task force, Rahimzoda said the Interior Ministry of Tajikistan is prepared to expand relations with Iran in the fight against terrorism, organized crimes and drug trafficking.

Story Highlights

  • In a meeting with Tajik Interior Minister Ramazon Rahimzoda, the Iranian official said the initiative to set up the joint task force would contribute to the security of both nations and counter the threats from the common enemies.

  • He also called for plans to lift the visa requirements for Iranian and Tajik travelers.

In May, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri traveled to Tajikistan for the purpose of boosting military and defense cooperation.

A week later, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon paid an official visit to Iran and signed 17 cooperation agreements.

The documents entail political, economic and trade cooperation between Tehran and Dushanbe, relations in the transportation sector, joint investment, new technologies, environmental issues, the energy sector, sports interaction, judicial cooperation, research and training, as well as the tourism industry.