Earlier Vladimir Putin sent the President of Tajikistan a message of greetings.
The message reads, in part:
“You enjoy well-earned respect among your compatriots and high regard abroad as an experienced and astute politician and a true leader of your country.
Russia praises your personal contribution to developing relations of strategic partnership and alliance between our states. I would like to reaffirm our readiness to continue the constructive dialogue and close joint work on the bilateral and international agenda for the benefit of our friendly peoples and in order to strengthen regional stability and security.”