Tajik President Emomali Rahmon and his Afghanistan counterpart Ashraf Ghani will discuss on Tuesday joint war on terrorism and drug trafficking, a source at the Tajik President's press service said.
Ghani arrived in Tajikistan for a two-day official visit earlier on Tuesday.
"In the morning of May 10, Ghani will meet President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon to discuss the issues of joint fight against terrorism, extremism and drug trafficking, as well as regional cooperation," the spokesperson told RIA Novosti.
Afghanistan is in a state of political and social turmoil, fighting the continuing Taliban insurgency, while other extremist groups, such as Daesh, outlawed in many countries including Russia, have expanded their activities in the country and neighboring states.
Afghanistan produces up to 90 percent of the world's illicit opiates, according to various estimates. Tajikistan is not considered to be a major drug producer but its location makes it a primary trafficking route from Afghanistan to Russia and Europe.
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