DUSHANBE, August 17, 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 opened in Dushanbe today.

According to information from Tajikistan’s Ministry of Interior (MoI), participants at the meeting also will consider issues related to the implementation of decisions made at the previous joint board meeting of the interior ministries of the two countries that was held in Moscow in August last year. 

A Russian delegation led by Minister of Interiors Rashid Nurgaliyev to attend this meeting arrived in Dushanbe yesterday afternoon.  Speaking to journalists at the Dushanbe airport the Russian minister of interiors noted that the seventh joint board meeting in Dushanbe would mainly focus on migration problems.  He also hailed the results of a joint work carried out after the previous joint board meeting.   “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.