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Tajikistan mobilizes 20,000 soldiers to reinforce the border with Afghanistan

Tajikistan mobilizes 20,000 soldiers and Putin is ready to provide support

Today, Monday July 5, 2021 Tajik President Emomali Rahmon issued instructions to mobilize 20,000 reserve soldiers to reinforce the border with Afghanistan.

During a meeting of the Security Council, the issue of ensuring security in border areas and taking measures to enhance the protection of state borders was discussed.

Earlier in the day, Russian President Vladimir Putin, during a telephone conversation with the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, affirmed readiness to provide support at the bilateral levels, and within the framework of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, against the background of the escalation in Afghanistan.

The Afghan Taliban movement announced its control of more than 70% of the common border between Afghanistan and Tajikistan.

The AfghanistanTajikistan border is 1,357 km (843 mi) in length and runs from the tripoint with Uzbekistan in the west to the tripoint with China in the east, almost entirely along the Amu Darya, Pyanj and Pamir rivers, except for the easternmost section along the Wakhan Corridor.

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