Tajikistan President’s official website has said that president Emamoli Rahman met with the EU special representative for Afghanistan Tomas Niklasson on Friday and emphasized that an increase in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan is needed.
Emamoli Rahman and Tomas Niklasson met in Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe on Friday. Niklasson was in the country on a working visit.
The website reads that both discussed Afghanistan’s current political, military, and socioeconomic situation which directly affects the situation in the region.
Tajikistan’s president reportedly expressed concern over the growing threat of international terrorism, extremism, transnational organized crimes, trafficking in narcotics and weapons, and cybercrimes.
Earlier, Tomas Niklasson had said that his job is to travel to Afghanistan’s regional countries and seek regional cooperation in addressing Afghanistan’s ongoing situation.
The call on the rising need for Afghanistan comes as over half of the Afghan population needs life-saving assistance while 95 percent are under the poverty line.