US to Assist Tajikistan in Strengthening Border Protection after 2014 » Avesta.Tj – information agency

Posted: July 16, 2012 in History, International, Language, Politics, Region, Relations, Tajikistan

Avesta.Tj | 06.07.2012 | President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon received the US Congressional delegation, led by member of the U.S. House of Representatives Dan Burton, on July 5, reported the presidential press service.

In the course of the talks, the sides reportedly discussed ways to expand political, economic, trade and investment cooperation between Tajikistan and the United States.

Dan Burton, in particular, noted that Tajikistan is an important country in Central Asia and it plays a key role in providing regional security.

He also noted that the visit of the U.S. congressmen to Tajikistan, which was carried out for the first time, was evidence of his country’s interest in expansion of cooperation with Tajikistan.

It was stressed that the United States would continue providing technical assistance to defense and security structures of Tajikistan, especially to border guards and counternarcotics agencies. Assistance to the relevant structures of Tajikistan will be increased after the withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan in 2014.

Representatives of the US Congress also noted that their country will support Tajikistan’s desire to join the World Trade Organization (WTO).

The sides also discussed a number of regional issues of mutual interest.

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