DUSHANBE , January 19, Asia-Plus -- Tajik President Emomali Rahmonov intends to pay official visits to Ukraine , Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan this year, Deputy Foreign minister, Abdunabi Sattorov, announced at a news conference in Dushanbe on January 19. 

He noted that one of priorities and main direction of Tajikistan ’s foreign policy was expansion of relationships with the CIS states.    

On cooperation with the Russian Federation , Mr. Sattorov stressed that Russia was strategic partner of Tajikistan .   .

“Last year, practical realization of hydropower projects started and at the end of the last year, an agreement between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan on labor migration was ratified,” he noted.