China to Build Outpost for Tajikistan Special Forces Near Afghan Border

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A wide   presumption    of the municipality  of Khorog, the superior  of the autonomous portion   of Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, connected  July 7, 2004. (Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters)

A wide presumption of the municipality of Khorog, the superior of the autonomous portion of Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, connected July 7, 2004. (Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters)

DUSHANBE—The Chinese authorities volition concern the operation of an outpost for a peculiar forces portion of Tajikistan’s constabulary adjacent the Tajik-Afghan border, the Central Asian nation’s parliament said connected Thursday.

The station volition beryllium located successful Tajikistan’s eastbound Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province successful the Pamir mountains, which borderline China’s Xinjiang portion arsenic good arsenic the northeastern Afghan state of Badakhshan.

No Chinese troops volition beryllium stationed astatine the facility, a parliament spokesperson said.

The program to physique the station comes amid hostility betwixt the Dushanbe authorities and Afghanistan’s caller Taliban rulers.

Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon has refused to admit the Taliban government, calling for a broader practice of Afghanistan’s taste groups—of which Tajiks are the second-biggest.

Kabul, successful turn, has warned Dushanbe against meddling successful its home affairs. According to Russian media, the Taliban person struck an confederation with an taste Tajik militant radical based successful bluish Afghanistan which seeks to overthrow Rakhmon’s government.

A Russia-led determination information enactment held exercises past week adjacent the Tajik-Afghan border, designed to show that Moscow stands acceptable to support Dushanbe successful the lawsuit of an incursion from the south.

China is simply a large capitalist successful Tajikistan and Beijing has besides acted arsenic a donor connected respective occasions, handing over, for example, a caller parliament gathering escaped of charge.

Reuters

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