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Iranian Speaker Supports Importing Tajik Water

Via PressTV, a report that Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has voiced parliament’s support for a proposal to exchange Islamic Republic’s gas in return for Tajikistan’s water.  As the article notes:

“…Majlis supports transferring water to the Islamic Republic from the Central Asian country, Larijani said on Friday, adding that “Iran can in exchange provide Tajikistan with its needed gas.”

Larijani made the remarks in a meeting with Tajik president Emomali Rahmon in the Tajik capital Dushanbe, IRNA reported.

Tajikistan is rich in water resources while Iran has the second largest natural gas reserves in the world.

Larijani described Iran-Tajikistan relation as “very friendly” and called for a boost in cooperation between the two countries, particularly in economic arena.

The Tajik president, for his part, called for further expansion of ties between the two countries.

Larijani arrived in Dushanbe on Thursday upon an invitation from Tajikistan’s Majlisi Namoyandagon (lower chamber of parliament) Shukurjon Zuhurov at the head of a parliamentary delegation for a two-day visit.

He held separate meetings with Tajik Foreign Minister Hamrokhon Zarifi and Zuhurov.



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