DUSHANBE , April 26, Asia-Plus - On Tuesday April 25, President Rahmonov received visiting Russian Security Council Secretary Igor Ivanov.

In the course of the talks the two discussed a broad range of issues related to bilateral cooperation between Tajikistan and Russia as well as regional and international problems being of mutual interest.  

“We have constructive and detailed conversation,” Igor Ivanov told journalists following his meeting with President Rahmonov.  He noted that a number of important documents on topical issues of the Tajik-Russian relations were signed in October 2004.  

According to him, implementation of these agreements has allowed resolving many problems impeding further expansion of cooperation between the to countries.  The Russian official stressed that political and economic-trade relations between the two countries were developing dynamically and fruitfully cooperation, on the basis of mutual benefit.  

“It is time to check our watches and move forward,” Igor Ivanov stressed.  

According to him, President Rahmonov showed interest in drumming up Russian investments.   

A session of secretaries of security council from member nations of the Collective Security Organization Treaty (CSTO) opened in Dushanbe today.  The meeting is aiming to discuss cooperation in fighting drug trafficking, terrorism and extremism, as well as collective plans of actions to strengthen regional security and implement large-scale projects.