Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi stressed the need for closer security coordination between Tehran and Dushanbe in a phone call with his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon on Sunday.
“Iran is concerned about the security situation in the region, especially in Afghanistan,” he added.
Iran believes that the security and prosperity of the Tajik and Iranian peoples are equal, Raisi noted, welcoming the growing economic ties between the two countries.
He also invited the Tajik President to visit Iran, saying the trip would help improve bilateral and regional cooperation between Tehran and Dushanbe.
For his part, Rahmon thanked Raisi for the invitation and congratulated the Iranian President and the nation on Eid al-Fitr.
During a visit to Tajikistan in September 2021, Raisi pondered plans to start a new chapter in the growing ties between the two countries, coupled with close cooperation in various areas.
Raisi also demanded that the Iranian and Tajik authorities should maintain regular meetings and bilateral negotiations to establish sustainable and inclusive ties between the two Persian-speaking nations so that the relationship would become a regional model.