New Delhi: Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari left on Sunday on a four-day official visit to Tajikistan.
Ansari is being accompanied by a high-level delegation.
He will meet the President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, and the Prime Minister of Tajikistan Oqil Oqilov, on Monday.
Ansari will visit the Khatlon Province of Tajikistan and meet with its Governor on Tuesday. He will also visit the Tajik Technical University during his stay in Dushanbe.
Relations between India and Tajikistan have traditionally been cordial and close. During the last state visit of the President of Tajikistan to India in 2012, both countries elevated their bilateral relationship to the level of strategic partnership.
India and Tajikistan have had regular high level exchanges and significant progress has taken place in strengthening cooperation in strategic areas and in development partnership between both the countries.
India and Tajikistan continue to work together for peace, prosperity and security in our common neighbourhood and Tajikistan is one of India``s close partners in the international arena.