Tajik President Emomali Rakhnonov Arrives In India On State Visit

President Emomali Rakhmonov of Tajikistan on Wednesday arrived in India Wednesday on a state visit. As the RIA Novosti correspondent reports, on May 10 he will conduct negotiations with Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, President Kocheril Narayanan and Vice President Krishnan Kant. It is planned that the sides will sign bilateral documents on cooperation in trade and economic spheres and in combating illegal drug trafficking. They will also discuss international and regional problems, the issues of combating terrorism and the situation in Afghanistan. In accordance with the programme of the visit Emomali Rakhmonov will visit Rajgat, the place of the cremation of the leader of the Indian people in the struggle for national liberation, Mahatma Gandhi, and lay a wreath. Not far from Rajgat is the place of the cremation of Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. The programme also provides for the Tajik President's meeting with the Indian business quarters.

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