The message reads, in part:
“The signing of the General Agreement was a signal event in the history of Tajikistan. It put an end to many years of civil war, facilitated the achievement of national unity and paved the way towards a peaceful and prosperous future. At that time, Russia supported the efforts of the Tajikistani leaders and people to bring about a peaceful settlement and also to ensure security on the Tajikistan-Afghanistan border.
I am confident that strategic Russian-Tajikistani partnership, which is based on traditions of friendship and mutual assistance, will continue to develop to the benefit of our nations.”