21 Nov 2023 16:15

Putin, Rahmon agree to deepen defense cooperation, use capacities of Russian base in Tajikistan

MOSCOW. Nov 21 (Interfax) - Russia and Tajikistan will bolster defense, security, anti-drug and military-technical cooperation, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

"We have agreed to further deepen defense, military-technical, anti-terrorist and anti-drug cooperation," Putin said on Tuesday at the end of Russian-Tajik negotiations.

"We will make further efforts towards ensuring peace and stability in Central Asia. In order to do this, we will continue to actively use the capacities of the 201st Russian military base stationed in the republic," Putin said.