Top Commander: Iranian, Tajik Armed Forces' Cooperation Benefits Region
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said that cooperation between the Iranian and Tajik Armed Forces will leave positive effects on further consolidation of security in the region.
"Cooperation between the two armed forces of Iran and Tajikistan will have a positive effect on enhancing security and stability in the region and the development of the Tajik Armed Forces as well as the use of the two nations’ experiences,” General Baqeri said in a meeting with Tajik Defense Minister Colonel General Sherali Mirzo in Tehran on Thursday.
The development of military-defense relations in various fields of research, training and security was one of the main topics discussed in the meeting.
General Baqeri referred to the agreements reached during the meeting with the Tajik delegation, saying, “It was decided to establish a joint working group between the two countries’ armed forces and this working group will be tasked with drawing and planning the future of military and defense relations between the two countries."
He further said that the visit of the Tajik military delegation to Iran “is the beginning of the development of military and defense relations between the two countries”.
Referring to the shared cultural similarities between the two nations, General Baqeri said that Tajikistan is a Persian-spoken country like Iran with the same history and religion, expressing the hope that the visit of the Tajik military delegation would pave the ground for development of the two nations’ military development.
The Tajik defense minister arrived in Iran on Tuesday at the head of a military delegation and has also met with his Iranian counterpart Brigadier General Amir Hatami.