Co-chaired by Russian Deputy Foreign minister Oleg Syromolotov and Tajik Deputy Foreign Minister Sodiq Imomi, Russian-Tajik consultations to discuss issues of countering terrorism and extremism against the backcloth of latest development in Afghanistan took place in Moscow on December 22, according to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) press center.

A special attention was reportedly given to strengthening the subject-matter interaction between Russian and Tajikistan in order to provide stability and security in the Central Asian region.  

The parties confirmed the unity of approaches to organizing work on the counter-terrorism direction as well as within the framework of addressing other challenges and threats with the central coordinating role of the United Nations and Its Security Council on the principles and norms of international law. 

Syromolotov and Imomi reportedly paid a special attention to the issue of countering terrorist organizations, including Islamic State (IS) terror group and the necessity of combining international efforts, says the Russian MFA press center.  

They reportedly reached an agreement on a steady expansion of counteraction to new challenges and threats at the key regional and international platforms, including the United Nations, OSCE, CIS, CSTO and SCO, the Russian MFA press center added.