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Tajikistan diplomat: No plans to involve CSTO in border protection

Written by The Frontier Post

DUSHANBE (TASS): Tajikistan does not yet plan to involve the forces of the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in ensuring the protection of the Tajik-Afghan border. This was announced to TASS on Tuesday by the head of the CIS Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan, acting National Coordinator for SCO Affairs Ahmad Saidmurodzoda.

“It is not yet planned to involve the forces of the CSTO member states in guarding or ensuring the security of the border with Afghanistan,” Saidmurod-zoda said. He stressed that the situation on the border is seriously controlled and at the moment the border troops of the State Commi-ttee for National Security of Tajikistan are fully coping. According to him, the Afg-han situation, in particular the situation in the border zone, is a subject of consideration within the framework of the CSTO, but no specific actions are planned following the results of the Dushanbe summit.

“The issue of rendering assistance to Tajikistan will be discussed, for this purpose, work is already underway to agree on the Target Interstate Program to Strengthen the Tajik-Afghan Border,” the source said.

According to Saidmurodzoda, the adoption of the program is not planned in Dushanbe, but work is underway.

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