Tajik President Emomali Rahmon to visit India

New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon will be on a state visit to India December 14-18, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.

This will be the sixth visit of President Rahmon to India. During his last visit to India in 2012, the two countries elevated their bilateral relations to the level of a long-term strategic partnership. Bilateral relations span cooperation in a wide spectrum of areas – political, economic, health, human resources development, defence, counter-terrorism, science and technology, culture and tourism.

President Rahmon will arrive in New Delhi on December 16 after visiting Kerala. His official engagements would be on December 17 in New Delhi, when he will meet the Indian leadership including President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The President will host a banquet on December 27 for his visiting Tajik counterpart, said a ministry statement.