Sri Lanka, Tajikistan to enhance security cooperation

Sri Lanka, Tajikistan to enhance security cooperation

SAM Staff,

Agreeing to enhance cooperation in the field of regional security, Sri Lanka and Tajikistan signed agreements in several sectors, including economy and tourism.

The agreements were signed following the bilateral discussions between Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon.

The Tajik President arrived Colombo in a three-day state visit on 12 December.

During the discussions, President Sirisena emphasized the need to increased corporation with Tajikistan in regional security, combating drug trafficking and trade.

He pointed out that although both the countries had shared interests and many commonalities, trade between the two countries had not grown satisfactorily.

Strengthening the bilateral relations between the two countries, the two leaders held discussions in the fields of political consultation, tourism, physical training and sports, and economic corporation.

Following the talks, the two sides signed a joint statement on expansion of bilateral cooperation between Sri Lanka and Tajikistan. Two G-to-G agreements on cooperation in the field of tourism and sports, and two MoUs on conducting political consultations and economic cooperation between concerned ministries of the two countries were also signed.