The Interior Minister of Tajikistan Ramazon Rahimzoda arrived in Fars Province capital city of Shiraz Wednesday evening (June 2) aimed at broadening Dushanbe-Shiraz cooperation, according to IRNA.

At Martyr Dastqeib International Airport of Shiraz, Tajik interior minister was met by Fars Province Governor General Enayatollah Rahimi.

Rahimzoda was reportedly accompanied by a Tajik delegation and also the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic and Development Affairs Babak Dinparast.

Fars Province Governor General Rahimi said at the reception ceremony of the Tajik minister: “The shared language, cultural and civilizational background of our two nations and countries pave the path for further development of cooperation between the two countries and our two cities.”

The Fars province and Tajikistan can have cooperation in such fields as tourism, industries, mining, and agricultural activities, and this visit can greatly contribute to materializing cooperation in those fields, further reiterated Rahimi.

It is to be noted that Shiraz is a sister city of the Tajik capital Dushanbe.  The Sister City Agreement between Dushanbe, Tajikistan and Shiraz, Iran was signed on February 16, 1992

Recall, Ramazon Rahimzoda arrived in Tehran on Tuesday (June 1) aimed at talking with Iranian officials and negotiating on bilateral issues, as well as campaign against terrorism and extremism.

On the same day, Tajik interior minister met with his Iranian counterpart Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli to discuss cooperation issues.

The meeting resulted in signing of a memorandum of cooperation under which Tajikistan and Iran will have broader cooperation in campaign against organized crime, extremism and terrorism, drug trafficking, training of police forces, exchange of experience, exchange of university students and professors, and will also make greater investments in commercial and trade activities.

On June 2, Tajik interior minister also met in Tehran with the commander of the Disciplinary Force of the Islamic Republic of Iran, General Hossein Ashtari.