Update Post: November 28, 2023 11:45 pm
The President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, arrived in Moscow to visit Vladimir Putin. Photo: kremlin.ru
The President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, arrived in Moscow to visit Vladimir Putin. Security in Central Asia became the main topic of the meeting: there were few people in the small-format negotiations, but high-ranking military personnel from both countries were present. But during the open part, the politicians limited themselves to general statements of courtesy.
– Our relations are progressively developing and are at a very high level. Suffice it to say that Russia is the main trade and economic partner, Vladimir Vladimirovich noted.
The President added that our country will allocate 200 million rubles every year for textbooks for Russian-language schools in Tajikistan. We also have 900 university and postgraduate students from the former Soviet republic studying on a fee basis.
– Once he came up with the initiative to create in the republic a center for the training and education of talented children from Tajikistan and the Russian Drama Theater named after Mayakovsky; For these purposes, the Government of the Russian Federation allocates four and 3.5 billion rubles. respectively. That is why these plans will be implemented,” Putin said.
As we see, Russia does not stop using its soft power in Central Asia. Russian schools, educational centers, textbooks, theater – this is what makes the younger generations of neighboring countries loyal to us.
– Glad to see you again. Thank you for your hospitality. I am very glad to be in Moscow, we miss you! – Emomali Rahmon exclaimed in response.
After a closed-door meeting, Vladimir Putin awarded his colleague the Order of Merit to the Fatherland, III degree.
“I am convinced that they will continue to pay the necessary attention to the development of friendly ties between our countries and peoples,” Putin said at the ceremony.
And the visit of the president of Tajikistan concluded with a statement to the press. Here are the main points:
* Russia is interested in mining uranium and lithium on the territory of the Central Asian republic.
* The million Tajik workers living in Russia “make a great contribution to the development of the Russian economy.”
* 83% of commercial transactions between both countries are carried out in rubles.