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Iranian President Visits Tajikistan

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon (left) met with his Iranian counterpart, Mahmud Ahmadinejad, in Tehran in June.
Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad is set to start a two-day visit to Tajikistan at the invitation of President Emomali Rahmon.

Iran's ambassador to Tajikistan, Ali Asqar Sherdoust, told Iran's Fars news agency that Ahmadinejad would be accompanied to Dushanbe by the Iranian foreign, health, and energy ministers.

Officials said the Iranian president is expected to participate in the inauguration of the Iranian-built Sangtuda-2 hydroelectric power plant project on the Vakhsh River.

Reports say ownership and revenues from the plant are to be transferred to Tajikistan after 12 years.

The Iranian and Tajik sides are also expected to discuss a number of other economic cooperation projects.

compiled from agency reports