DUSAHNBE, August 16, Asia-Plus -- Issues related to combating organized crimes, drug trafficking and illegal migration are aims of the seventh board meeting of the interior ministries of Tajikistan and the Russian Federation, which opens in Dushanbe tomorrow.

A Russian delegation led by Minister of Interiors Rashid Nurgaliyev to attend this meeting arrived in Dushanbe today afternoon.  

Speaking to journalists at the Dushanbe airport the Russian minister of interiors hailed the results of a joint work carried out after the previous board meeting, which was held in Moscow in August last year.  “Over the past period, out structures have carried out a number of joint operations to prevent drug trafficking both in the territory of Russia and Tajikistan,” the Russian official noted. 

Besides, the Russian minister named an activity of offices on issuing of passports for foreign travels, which have become the main document to those who want to travel outside Tajikistan, to Tajik labor migrants in five Russian cities “satisfactory”.  “We will continue interaction in this direction,” Russian Nurgaliyev said.

Russian minister of interiors also told journalists that the seventh board meeting of the interior ministries of the two countries would also discuss the agenda of the next meeting, which would be in Moscow.  

Tajik Ministers of Interiors Khumdin Sharipov and Russian Ambassador to Tajikistan Ramazan Abdulatipov met Nurgaliyev at the airport.