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Tajik, US officials discuss co-operation on Afghanistan, terrorism

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In this photo posted on Twitter on January 6, US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Ambassador Alice Wells visits the American Space in Bokhtar and meets with students taking free English classes through the English Access Microscholarship Programme. The US Embassy operates eight American Spaces and 20 English Access programmes around Tajikistan. [US Embassy in Tajikistan]

DUSHANBE -- Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin received US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Ambassador Alice Wells Tuesday (January 7) in Dushanbe for talks on co-operation.

Topics included Tajik-US co-operation and its prospects, the Tajik Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Muhriddin and Wells conferred over issues related to regional security, the peace process in Afghanistan, terrorism, extremism, radicalism and drug trafficking. Tajikistan and Afghanistan share a border of more than 1,300km.

They exchanged views on a number of regional and international issues of mutual interest.

Wells was set to travel to Tajikistan from January 6-7 to meet with senior Tajik government officials to discuss mutual interest "in deepening regional security co-operation, expanding economic and energy connectivity, and growing people-to-people ties", the US State Department said earlier.

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