On a visit to Tajikistan, local MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal has said that India and Tajikistan would remain in cooperation with each other to further strengthen the trade and defence ties besides other bilateral issues.
"Future of the relations between the two countries was discussed on the second day of the four-day visit to Tajikistan by an Indian delegation led by Vice-President Hamid Ansari," Harsimrat said, while releasing a statement from Tajikistan.
She is part of the Indian delegation comprising ninister of state for food processing industries Tariq Anwar, Rajya Sabha MPs MS Gill, Chandan Mitra and GN Ratanpuri and officials of the ministry of external affairs.
Harsimrat said Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon participated in a fruitful discussion with Ansari and other parliamentarians from India on the issue of tackling terrorism and giving further momentum to the ongoing talks regarding trade ties between the two countries.
She said Rahmon and Ansari laid special stress on peace campaigns in Afghanistan since without stability in Afghanistan, the region could not become stable.
The Bathinda MP said the delegation also discussed other bilateral issues with the President and Prime Minister of Republic of Tajikistan and the chairman of Majlisi Milli.
She said the delegation attended a meeting in Dushanbe, the national capital of Tajikistan, besides visiting the Nurek hydroelectric project and Tajik Technical University. The delegation will return to India on April 17.