DUSAHNBE, April 13, Asia-Plus - A delegation comprising members of the Russian part of Tajik-Russian commission for economic cooperation arrived in Tajikistan for a short working visit.

According to information from the Russian Embassy in Dushanbe , the delegation consists of representatives from Russia ’s ministries of industries and foreign affairs as well as head of Russian trade representation in Tajikistan , as well as a number of Russian experts.  

Head of the Russian delegation, Emergencies Minister Sergey Shoigu, is arriving in Dushanbe within the next hour.

The source says the main purpose of the visit is for the delegation to discuss preparations for the next meeting of the two countries’ joint commission for economic and trade cooperation set for June this year.

During his stay in Tajikistan Sergey Shoigu is scheduled to meet with President Emomali Rahmonov and Prime Minister Oqil Oqilov to discuss bilateral cooperation.  Shoigu and Oqilov are the co-chairmen of the Tajik-Russian commission for economic cooperation.  Their talks also will focus on a progress of implementation of agreements reached at the previous session of the commission.

 The previous 8 th session of the Tajik-Russian commission for economic and trade cooperation was held in Dushanbe in June 2005.  The meeting determined nuances of Russia ’s participation in the construction of hydropower and nonferrous metallurgy’s facilities in Tajikistan .  The last year’s meeting resulted in signing of an agreement on the reprocessing of Russian rocket propellant in Tajikistan .