During the call, Vladimir Putin warmly wished President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon a very happy 70th birthday.
The two leaders reaffirmed their mutual commitment to further comprehensive strengthening of Russian-Tajik relations.
Earlier, Vladimir Putin also sent Emomali Rahmon a happy birthday message.
The message reads, in part:
“You enjoy well-deserved respect among your compatriots and high prestige abroad as a wise and experienced statesman who does a lot for his country’s development and defends its interests on the world stage.
As a true friend of Russia, you are making a great personal contribution to strengthening the strategic partnership and alliance between our states, and to building up mutually beneficial ties as part of the CSTO, the CIS and the SCO.
I highly appreciate our good and friendly relationship. I will be happy to continue our constructive dialogue and close cooperation with regard to any current issues on the bilateral, regional and international agenda.”