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Russia to help Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan embrace peace

Following the principles of strategic partnership and alliance with Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, Russia is ready to assist in resolving any controversial issues between the countries by political and diplomatic methods in every possible way, …

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UN comments on skirmish on Kyrgyz-Tajik border

The United Nation is following the Kyrgyz-Tajik border situation with concern, Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General Farhan Haq said. "We have seen these reports, and we do follow this with concern.  We are …

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Leilek conflict: why do CSTO countries attack each other?

The situation on the border between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan escalated in Leilek district on April 28. A day later military clashes between the Kyrgyz and Tajik forces broke out. Late on April 29, the sides agreed on a ceasefire and pulling back …

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Japarov asks not to foment hatred

President Sadyr Japarov urged people, political forces and media in Kyrgyzstan to stay calm. The President asked not to foment hatred and to resist provocations. "We will find common language with Tajik brothers and will …

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Kyrgyz and Tajik security forces clash at border

A firefight between Kyrgyzstan’s and Tajikistan’s military servicemen has broken out on the border between the two countries, the Border Service of Kyrgyzstan’s State Committee for National Security reported on Thursday. …

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Tajikistan in talks to buy Russia's Sputnik V vaccine

Tajikistan has started talks with Russia on registering and buying its Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus, the central Asian nation's healthcare ministry said on Thursday. The first round of talks was on Wednesday, the …

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Settling Central Asia’s Borders Is No Easy Task

Shortly after declaring that the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border issues were resolved “100 percent,” the head of Kyrgyzstan’s State Committee for National Security Kamchybek Tashiev changed his tune, underscoring the deep difficulties …

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Can rugged Central Asia solve border disputes

At a meeting last week, March 11, the presidents of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, Sadyr Zhaparov and Shavkat Mirziyoyev, respectively, agreed to open land and air communications between Uzbekistan and the Uzbekistani exclave of Sokh inside Kyrgyzstan, The Jamestown Foundation writes. Additionally, they pledged to resolve their disagreement over the disputed Unkur-Too territory, which Tashkent had claimed even though Bishkek has long viewed it as a critical part of Kyrgyzstan because it is the site of a television transmission station that country needs

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Digital future as an alternative to unemployment or migration in Tajikistan

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified development challenges and sharpened the view on opportunities to overcome them. Evidently, policymakers were confronted with the healthcare system’s limitations, and the socio-economic impacts from the crisis directed the focus on social assistance, agriculture and food processing, and the need for accelerating reforms necessary to develop more of a partnership with the private sector, World Bank writes

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Happy Defender Of Fatherland Day!

Today, on February 23rd, The Defender of the Fatherland Day is celebrated in Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised combat capability of the Armed Forces, thanking all servicemen for the …

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Tajikistan introduces military service exemption tax

Young men in Tajikistan who wish to forgo the dreaded experience of military service may now do so by paying a fee to the government. This opt-out provision came into effect on February 4 under changes to legislation regulating conscription, Eurasianet writes in the article Tajikistan: Military service exemption tax comes into effect. A representative at the Defense Ministry told Eurasianet that the size of the fee is not yet known and will later be calculated by the government

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