Dushanbe, July 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accompanied by Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon, visited the India-Tajikistan Field Hospital in Qurghonteppa city.
“A true mark of friendship. PM @narendramodi and President Rahmon visit the India-Tajikistan Field Hospital,” tweeted external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup.
“At the Field Hospital, functional since November 2014, close to 20,000 patients have been treated in the OPD,” he said in another tweet.
Later the two leaders posed for photographs with the personnel of the hospital in the city, 100 km from Dushanbe.
“Lining up a partnership. PM @narendramodi and President Rahmon with the personnel of India-Tajikistan Field Hospital,” he said.
Earlier, Modi unveiled a bust of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore at Bukhoro Square in the Tajik capital.
Addressing the gathering, which included President Rahmon, he said: “Very rarely has a poet written the anthems of two countries as Gurudev did with India and Bangladesh.
“Today the basis of foreign relations are territory or weaponry, but here two nations (India and Tajikistan) are coming together for humanism not for weaponry but tradition.”
President Rahmon, addressing the gathering, said that India’s success based on following ideals of great thinkers like Tagore.