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Tajikistan receives aid from Belarus, Armenia to bolster border with Afghanistan

Politics 10.10.2014 | 13:59
MINSK, 10 October (BelTA) – Tajikistan has already received aid from Belarus and Armenia to bolster the border with Afghanistan. The statement was made by Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon at the session of the CIS Heads of State Council in Minsk on 10 October, BelTA has learned.

The Tajikistan President reminded that the decision to grant the aid was made at the CIS level in 2013. “I would like to inform you that so far we have received aid from Belarus and Armenia. Together with the Russian Federation we are implementing a bilateral military and technical cooperation program. It is likely that our border service will get aid as part of the program,” he said.

The Tajikistan President said he was sincerely grateful for the aid and hoped that other countries will follow the example.

Emomali Rahmon said he believes it is necessary to put more effort into rendering international technical aid to Afghanistan. He stressed that a very contradicting situation had evolved in Afghanistan. For now there is no confidence that long-term stability has been secured. The Tajikistan President said he was gravely concerned about active operations of groups like Taliban.

Apart from that, the Tajik leader said that the address by the CIS presidents on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Great Patriotic War was a timely step because attempts to revise results of World War Two are being made now. Such attempts are designed to diminish the role the USSR nations played as they faced the brunt of the fight against fascism.

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