IRNA reported yesterday that Tajikistan’s Minister of Internal Affairs Ramazon Rahimzoda who is paying a visit to Iran said Dushanbe seeks expansion of ties with Tehran.

While visiting the archeological site of Persepolis in Fars Province, south Iran, Rahimzoda reportedly highlighted Iranian and Tajik nations’ proximity and cooperation between the two countries, saying that this would make ties closer and broader.

He also said that the more the people of Iran and Tajikistan communicate with each other and limitations are decreased, the broader the ties among the two countries will be.

Enayatollah Rahimi, Governor-General of Fars Province, who hosted the Tajik interior minister, pointed to the common language, culture and civilization of Iran and Tajikistan and said that such commonalities have paved the way for both nations to move on with expanding the ties in cultural and economic areas.

While in Shiraz, Ramazon Rahimzoda also visited the tombs of Saadi and Hafez, the two great Iranian poets.

Rahimzoda visists Hafez Tomb; photo / IRNA.

Rahimzoda visits Saadi Tomb; photo / IRNA.

Tajikistan Interior Minister Ramazon Rahimzoda arrived in Shiraz on June 2 to expand Dushanbe-Shiraz ties.  He was officially welcomed by Governor-General of Fars Province Enayatollah Rahimi.