Russian-Tajikistani talks 2017-02-27 18:00:00 Dushanbe Vladimir Putin met with President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon to discuss trade and investment opportunities and bilateral cooperation in culture, science and education. Mr Putin also presented to Emomali Rahmon the Order of Alexander Nevsky, and presented to Tajikistani Foreign Minister Sirodjidin Aslov the Order of Friendship. Following the bilateral talks, Mr Putin and Mr Rahmon signed a Joint Declaration. The two presidents also witnessed the signing of intergovernmental agreements on cooperation in environmental protection, military courier and postal communications, and using nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. Other documents signed included an agreement between the Russian Ministry of Labour and Social Protection and the Tajikistani Ministry of Labour, Migration and Employment on labour and employment, and the Cooperation Programme between the two countries’ foreign ministries for 2017. A memorandum between the relevant agencies on cooperation in tourism, physical culture and sports was also signed. The two presidents made press statements. Earlier in the day, the President made a working visit to Kazakhstan.