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Kabul, Dushanbe sign extradition agreement

Kabul, Dushanbe sign extradition agreement

May 10, 2016 - 22:42

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Afghanistaninfo-icon and Tajikistan on Tuesday signed an inter-governmental agreement on extradition, a Bishkek-based news agency reported.

The accord was inked between the neighbours after Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon met his visiting Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani in Dushanbe, AKIpress said.

Rahmon and Ghani, who arrived in Dushanbe on a two-day visit, urged regional countries to pursue a unified strategy for security, taking into account the current political situation.

Ghani is due to hold meetings with Tajik officials, including Prime Minister Kokhir Rasulzoda and the Tajikistan parliament speaker. Greater bilateral relations will be discussed.

Rahmon and Ghani also conferred on the fight against terrorism, extremism, drug smuggling, transnational organised crime, as well as other threats and challenges.

Energy, transport and transit infrastructure projects, as well as CASA-1000 came up for discussion. Dushanbe evinced an interest in the construction of the Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Turkmenistan railway line.

After the talks, the presidents of the two countries signed a joint statement on the expansion and strengthening of bilateral cooperation, Rahmon’s press office said

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud

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