India and Tajikistan agree to strengthen defence, economic cooperation

Published: 04:36 GMT, Dec 18, 2016 |

India and Tajikistan on Saturday (Dec 17) signed agreements to deepen economic ties and curb double taxation, money laundering and militancy.

Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon held delegation-level talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and the two nations agreed to strengthen bilateral counter- militancy cooperation and expand security ties.

“The threat from terrorism endangers not just our two countries. It casts a long shadow of violence and instability over the entire region. Combating terrorism has, therefore, been an important area of our cooperative engagement,” said Modi.

Modi said India will also look to scale up its economic cooperation with Tajikistan.

“President and I agreed on the need to increase the scope and scale of our economic engagement, especially trade and investment traffic,” said Modi.