5 Feb 2019 10:15

Russia, Tajikistan to discuss new energy projects - Lavrov

DUSHANBE. Feb 5 (Interfax) - Moscow and Dushanbe intend to further promote energy projects and step up agriculture cooperation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

"Trade, economic and investment cooperation is on the rise. Bilateral trade grew one-third in 2018," Lavrov said at a meeting with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon on Tuesday.

"The intergovernmental commission for trade and economic cooperation will soon hold its next meeting, at which the sides will discuss new projects, including energy projects in which our Tajik friends and Russian operators show their interest," he said.

"We have spoken about the need to more actively develop instruments of interaction in agriculture. Our presidents' agreement to create a 'green corridor' for the import of Tajik agricultural products will be put into practice soon," Lavrov said.