DUSHANBE, January 19, Asia-Plus -- “Our economic cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran have expanded over the last several years,” Deputy Foreign Minister, Abdunabi Sattorov, told journalists on January 19.

He reminded  that Tajik President Rahmonov’s visit to Iran had resulted in signing of eight memorandums of understanding (MoUs) covering various topics such as an amendment to the banking loans, upgrading the standards of goods and products, transportation, construction of dams and power plant, additional protocol for construction of Sangtuda-2 power plant, cooperation on energy and cooperation between the two sides.  Besides, Tajikistan and Iran also discussed the construction of the Shahriston tunnel in Tajikistan, according to him.  

The deputy Tajik foreign minister also noted that the president of the country had declared a policy of open doors and Tajikistan was ready for establishment of closed relationships with all countries throughout the world.  

“Expansion of our cooperation with Iran is not aimed against other states. Developing its relationships with other countries Tajikistan proceeds from its national interests.  As far as the nuclear problem is concerned, we come out for solving this issue through diplomatic ways, in interests of all interested states,” Sattorov concluded.