Tajikistan and Russia Discuss Labor Migration, Security

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Tajikistan’s president Emomali Rahmon met recently with the Russian minister of internal affairs Vladimir Kolokoltsev in Dushanbe. The statesmen discussed cooperation between two countries’ law enforcement agencies, as well as labor migration from Tajikistan to Russia.

Rahmon spoke about the countries’ joint efforts to combat terrorism, extremism, drug trafficking, and other forms of transnational organized crime.

His press service quotes him as saying: “With satisfaction, it was pointed out the aspiration of the parties to the practical realization of the agreements reached recently at the highest level regarding the resolution of the problems that have arisen in the migration sphere. The leader of the nation emphasized the importance of taking all necessary measures to strengthen the legal and social protection of Tajik labor migrants staying in Russia.”

Kolokoltsev arrived in Dushanbe as part of the next round of negotiations between Russia and Tajikistan on the issue of migration.

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