St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko received Tajik Ambassador to Russia Imomuddin Sattorov on March 16, according to the governor’s office.

During the meeting, Ambassador Sattorov introduced Consul General of Tajikistan in St. Petersburg Davlatali Nazrizoda to Poltavchenko.

The meeting participants reportedly expressed confidence that opening of the General Consulate of Tajikistan in St. Petersburg would promote further expansion of bilateral cooperation.          

In the course of the talks, Tajik ambassador said that an agreement between the Government of Tajikistan and the Government of St. Petersburg on economic, scientific, technological, cultural and humanitarian cooperation would be signed soon. 

Sattorov reportedly expressed readiness to assist with organization of the cultural and business mission of St. Petersburg in Dushanbe in autumn this year. 

Recall, Tajikistan this year has launched consulates in two more cities in Russia, Saint Petersburg and Novosibirsk. 

Before that, Tajikistan had two consulates in Russia: the Consulate General in Ufa and the Consulate General in Yekaterinburg. 

The consulate in Yekaterinburg was opened on June, 2009, and the consulate in Ufa was opened on September 9, 2011.

Tajikistan now has 29 embassies, three consulates in the Afghan cities of Kunduz, Mazar-i Sharif and Fayzabad, and five consulates general (in Yekaterinburg, Ufa, St. Petersburg and Novosibirsk Russia and in Dubai, United Arab Emirates).