Rahmon and Putin discuss rapidly deteriorating situation in Afghanistan

The leaders of Tajikistan and Russia noted that the security situation in Afghanistan had rapidly deteriorated following the withdrawal of more than half of the US troops.

On May 8, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon arrived in the Russian Federation for an official visit. The leader of Tajikistan had a meeting with the leader of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. Their talks focused on the tense situation in Afghanistan, the press office of the President of Tajikistan reported.

Noting that Tajikistan had the longest border with the IRA, the President of Russia asked Rahmon for his opinion on this issue. Putin emphasised that the Russian Federation was ready to provide necessary support to the Republic.

In this context, it was noted that Tajikistan had RF Air Base 201 on its territory, and the two countries had been implementing the joint programme in this area over many years.

The leader of Tajikistan said the situation in Afghanistan deteriorated sharply after Washington had announced the withdrawal of its troops from the IRA. He added that more than half of the military troops had left the South Asian state.

Rahmon said the border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan was 60% of the common border of the former USSR, or approximately 1,300 kilometres.

After the talks, the leaders of the two states took part in the Victory Parade on the Red Square and laid wreaths at the Monument to the Unknown Soldier.

11 май 2021, 09:10

Emomali Rahmon

Photo source: kremlin.ru

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