What Happened: Soldiers from Tajikistan and Uzbekistan began holding their first-ever joint counterterrorism drills on Sept. 18, joining together to conduct exercises in northern Tajikistan, Asia-Plus reported.
(MENAFN - AzerNews) By Trend: Three new interstate bus routes will connect cities of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, the Uzbek media reported Sept. 10.
Three new interstate bus routes will connect cities of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, the Uzbek media reported Sept. 10.
Uzbekistan has started to provide benefits to Tajik passenger and freight trains, Tajik news agency Avesta reported citing the press service of Tajik Ministry of Transport.
Responding to news that a Tajikistani court has released independent journalist and prisoner of conscience Khayrullo Mirsaidov after more than eight months behind bars for making allegations of government corruption, Marie Struthers, Amnesty International’s Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, said:
THE DIPLOMAT: Uzbekistan’s top priority in its foreign policy in the past two years has been to amend relations with its neighbors. A lot has been achieved, but nothing compares to the relief, appreciation, and excitement displayed by people on both sides of the Tajikistan-Uzbekistan border invoked by the new chapter of relations between the counties. Illustrating the saliency of security matters in the Tajikistan-Uzbekistan relationship, over the past several months there have been prominent interactions between the national security ministries of both countries, as well as their first ever joint military exercise.
Uzbekistan and Tajikistan reached an agreement on further study and elaboration of proposals on enhancing cooperation between the sectoral industrial enterprises of the two countries.
Press Secretary of the President of Uzbekistan Komil Allamjonov has published on his official page on Facebook the program of the state visit of President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon to Uzbekistan, the Tajik news agency Avesta reported.
Journalist Khayrullo Mirsaidov could spend years behind bars. His crime: calling out government corruption. An international campaign is working to set him free and protect free expression in Tajikistan.
DUSHANBE -- Five people have died in a helicopter accident in eastern Tajikistan, including three Russian mountaineers and two Tajik members of the helicopter crew, officials say.