Russian troops to drill missions at 14 practice ranges in snap checkMilitary & Defense August 30, 15:48
Traffic cams fine drivers for car’s shadow in oncoming lane, flash as vehicle on shoulderSociety & Culture August 30, 15:39
Two Russian canoeists suspended from international competitionsSport August 30, 15:30
World’s discovered oilfields dropped to minimum in 70 years — expertsBusiness & Economy August 30, 15:28
Police neutralize bomb found in car near mosque in Russia's Ingushetia — sourceWorld August 30, 14:57
Russian Defense Ministry receives another batch of Sukhoi-34 bombersMilitary & Defense August 30, 14:36
Gazprom: Western Route gas contract with China depends on volumesBusiness & Economy August 30, 14:29
Hollande calls on Russia to act as mediator at Syria talksWorld August 30, 14:24
Gazprom to discuss Turkish Stream resumption on August 31Business & Economy August 30, 14:15
DUSHANBE, October 15. /TASS/. The withdrawal of the International Security Assistance Force from Afghanistan will make Tajikistan provide additional budget means for strengthening security on its borders and protecting foreign investments, Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon said on Wednesday.
“After the collapse of the USSR the Tajik section of the border makes 60% of the border with Afghanistan. Tajikistan’s external frontiers are vulnerable due to the ISAF withdrawal from Afghanistan this year,” he said.
“If the anti-terrorist coalition withdraws troops from Afghanistan, Tajikistan has to increase expenses for strengthening its borders because there will be no investments, entrepreneurship development and the economy without guarantees,” Rakhmon said.
At the same time, he said Tajikistan is a member of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) that “guarantees financial, military-technical support to security of the CIS southern borders”.
Commenting on entrepreneurship in the republic, Rakhmon said, “Artificial barriers in the region should be taken into account” while analysing the investment climate.
“We favour cooperation with all states and international institutions. We come against the isolation and only cooperation can improve living standards of the population of Central Asia,” he said.