Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and Tajikistan discussed bilateral cooperation and work in the framework of the CIS

The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov and Minister of foreign Affairs of Tajikistan sirodjidin Aslov

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MOSCOW, April 9. /TASS/. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov and his counterpart from Tajikistan sirodjidin Aslov discussed at the talks in Moscow topical issues of bilateral relations, particularly military-technical and cultural-humanitarian interaction as well as work in the framework of the Commonwealth of Independent States. Following the meeting, the sides signed a program of cooperation between the foreign ministries of the two countries in 2018.

At the opening of the talks, the Russian foreign Minister said that Russia will support the chairmanship of Tajikistan in the CIS this year and intends to coordinate with other international agencies. “We will cooperate fully with the implementation of Dushanbe of functions of the Chairman of the CIS and will continue our close coordination with all other international organizations,” Lavrov said, noting the countries ‘ cooperation-including through the Organization of collective security Treaty (CSTO) and the Shanghai cooperation organization (SCO).

Strike on Syria

However, at the final press conference, journalists are primarily interested in Russia’s reaction to strike on Syrian military airfield T-4. Part of the given at a press conference the Russian Minister questions related to this topic, the more informed the Russian foreign Ministry warned of dire consequences of possible military intervention in the situation in Syria from the outside.