Tehran (IP) - During a meeting with his Tajik counterpart, the Iranian Defense Minister said that the commonalities of the two countries could create a lot of potential for the development of relations.

Iran PressIran news: Brigadier General Amir Hatami, Minister of Defense considered the presence of Tajik Defense Minister Lt. Gen. Sherali Mirzo and his entourage in the beautiful spring season and the 'ancient holiday of Nowruz' in Iran as the auspicious and blessed event saying: “We hope that as the beautiful spring season begins, we will see the beginning of a new chapter."

The Minister of Defense of Iran stated that in recent years, despite the oppressive sanctions and heavy pressure in various areas, the Islamic Republic of Iran has made significant progress in many areas.

"Fortunately, in October 2020, the arms embargo of the Islamic Republic of Iran ended in accordance with the Security Council resolution, and we have no problem in exporting defense items and equipment," he said.

Brigadier General Amir Hatami said that the development of the presence of ISIS and extremist groups in some countries in the region is an important and sensitive issue, adding that he has always stated his opposition to the presence of trans-regional forces in various wars and conflicts and it does not matter whether it is in Syria, Iraq or Afghanistan or elsewhere.

Iran’s top defense official stated: "The Islamic Republic of Iran, with its approach to resolving the problems of the region with the presence and participation of the countries of the region, has incurred a great cost to restore peace and stability in the region, the most important and irreparable of which is the martyrdom of Lt. General Qassem Soleimani, who has been the hero in the campaign against terrorism and extremism?

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Expressing satisfaction with his presence in the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Tajik Defense Minister called Tajikistan's will to develop political, military-defense cooperation and comprehensive cooperation with Islamic Iran serious and stated: "In accordance with the history of historical relations between the two countries, we have been able to achieve good and valuable strategic results due to the many cultural and social commonalities.

Tajik Defense Minister stressed the importance of cooperation between the two countries in establishing peace, stability, and security in the region, noting that conflicts and insecurities in the region redouble the need for cooperation between the two countries in the fight against terrorism, the fight against trafficking in narcotics, as well as the development and strengthening of regional security.


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