Tajik defence minister heads to Islamabad to discuss security co-operation


ISLAMABAD -- Tajik Defence Minister Col. Gen. Sherali Mirzo began an official visit to Pakistan Tuesday (April 9) to discuss co-operation, Asia-Plus reported, citing the ministry.

Mirzo will discuss expansion of military and technical co-operation between Tajikistan and Pakistan with officials in Islamabad, said Lt. Col. Orif Nizomiyon, a spokesman for Mirzo's ministry.

Specifically, they will review details related to the training of Tajik troops in Pakistan and joint military exercises, said Nizomiyon.

The two sides will also exchange information on their respective experiences, Nizomiyon said.

Tajikistan and Pakistan began military and technical co-operation in 2009.

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