Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei in a meeting with Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon here in Tehran on Tuesday stressed that Tajikistan is an indispensable part of Iran’s culture. The Leader further said that enhanced solidarity among Persian-Language speaking countries reinvigorates their internal abilities and capabilities.
Reminding the profound cultural and historical bonds among Iranian, Tajik and Afghan nations, he said that the inherent and internal ability of nations serves as the main factor contributing to their progress and power.
“And solidarity of those countries with ample cultural, religious, civilization and historical commonalities would increase their internal abilities and capabilities,” Ayatollah Khamenei added.
He further described the religion of Islam as a proper ground for the unity of Muslim states, and said, “If unity of the Muslim world is materialized, the Islamic Ummah (nation) will then gain a huge internal ability for progress, development and promotion of its status in the world.”
Elsewhere, the Supreme Leader referred to abundant grounds existing for the development of ties between Iran and Tajikistan, and described Tajikistan as an indispensable part of Iran’s culture.
“Consolidation of relations with the brother nation of Tajikistan is among the principal policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” he stressed.
Also during the meeting where Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was present, the Tajik chief executive termed Iran’s progress, prosperity and mightiness as a source of pride for all Muslim nations.
Emomali Rahmon said enemies of Islam and Islamic Republic are opposed to the expansion of ties between Iran and the regional and Muslim states.
“Yet, the progresses and the unity-inspiring policies of Iran are a source of pride and value for the region and the world of Islam,” he continued.
The Tajik president further voiced pleasure in Iran’s increased investment and projects in his country and thanked the Islamic Republic for these assistances.
“Further increase in trade ties and specially linking the three countries of Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan via railroad would yield huge interests for Central Asia, and even China, by allowing them gain access to the Persian Gulf and free waters,” Rahmon underlined.