The parliaments of Iran and Tajikistan signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Monday to expand cooperation between the two legislative bodies. The signing ceremony, reported by the Iranian Students’ News Agency, took place in Tehran, with Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf and National Assembly of Tajikistan Chairman Rustam Emomali leading the initiative.
The agreement was further endorsed during a meeting between Emomali and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, who emphasized the importance of this collaboration as a support for the political and economic partnerships between the two nations. President Raisi also highlighted the role of bilateral cooperation in combating terrorism, organized crimes, and drug trafficking.
From Tajikistan’s perspective, Emomali pointed out the significant increase in trade volume between Iran and Tajikistan over the past two years. He stressed that regional insecurity remains a mutual concern, impacting both nations and posing a potential threat to their bilateral trade cooperation. This MoU marks a step forward in addressing these challenges and strengthening the ties between Iran and Tajikistan.
Source: The Media Line