DUSHANBE, September 13, 2011, Asia-Plus  -- Chairman of the Majlisi Namoyandagon (Tajikistan’s lower chamber of parliament) Shukurjon Zuhurov yesterday met here with Ms. Tuula Yrjola, Finnish Roving Ambassador for Central Asia (Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan).

Muhammadato Sultonov, a spokesman for the Majlisi Namoyandagon, says the sides discussed issued related to bilateral cooperation between Tajikistan and Finland and establishment of parliamentary cooperation between the two countries.

Ms. Yrjola, in particular, noted that establishment of Finland/Tajikistan friendship groups would meet interests of both countries.  She also reportedly noted that her country was ready to participate in providing legal training for Tajik nationals in the framework of the European project, All Are Equal before the Law.

Tajik parliament speaker, for his part, briefed Ms. Yrjola on hydroelectricity projects being implemented in Tajikistan and offered the Finnish side to invest in implementation of these projects, the spokesman said.

Ms. Tuula Yrjola was appointed to serve as Roving Ambassador to Tajikistan in February 2010.  Roving ambassadors are non-resident envoys based at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Helsinki.