Tajikistan: Five killed in ‘anti-terror’ operation in east

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Tajikistan’s authoritarian government said that five people had been killed on Tuesday in an “anti-terror operation” in a troubled region bordering Afghanistan and China. The five “members of an organised criminal and terrorist group were neutralised” after “armed resistance”, the state information service said, citing the interior ministry. The statement said that the operation was carried out on Tuesday morning and that the men resisted calls to surrender. Tajikistan announced an “anti-terror operation” earlier this month after protests in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region that it has l… Continue reading “Tajikistan: Five killed in ‘anti-terror’ operation in east”

Fraudulent extortion

During search operations by police it was found that a 62-year-old resident of Rudaki district fraudulently entered into the trust of a 48-year-old resident of the district and promised to take from him 14 thousand 800 US dollars. from a newly built building in Dushanbe, a two-room apartment, but used the proceeds for personal gain.

An investigation is under way.

Source: Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan

Celebration of the 30th anniversary of the XVI Session of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Tajikistan in Almaty

On May 30, 2022 at the initiative of the Consulate General of the Republic of Tajikistan in Almaty with the participation of Tajik communities and compatriots living abroad a meeting dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the XVI Session of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Tajikistan was held.

During the meeting the Consul General of the Republic of Tajikistan in Almaty Ravshan Bobokhonzoda spoke about the historical significance of the fateful XVI Session of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Tajikistan, which laid a solid foundation for the restoration of the country’s constitutional order and building a democratic, legal and secular state. and brought peace to the Tajiks, he said.

Participants of the meeting called the holding of the 16th Session of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Tajikistan one of the great historical dates.

As part of the event, a special commemorative plaque dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the XVI Session of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Tajikistan was created for the participants, where photos were exhibited.

Source: Ministry of foreign affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan

Tajik, Kyrgyz topographic working groups hold meeting in Bishkek

The Tajik MFA information department meeting just said that the meeting took place in Bishkek from May 25 to from May 30. The meeting was reportedly held in an atmosphere of friendship and mutual understanding. The next meeting of the topographic working groups will take place in Tajikistan.

Recall, the previous meeting of the topographic working groups of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan was held in Dushanbe last month. The delegations discussed delimitation and demarcation of the mutual border. An appropriate protocol was signed as a result of the meeting.

Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan have agreed on the need to speed up the process of delimitation and demarcation of the common border and intensify the work of the joint commission on delimitation and demarcation of the common border.

The Kyrgyz Foreign ministry’s press service says this issue was discussed at a meeting of the newly appointed Kyrgyz Ambassador to Tajikistan Erlan Abdyldayev at a meeting with Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin after an a ceremony of presenting a copy of credentials that took place on May 6.

During the meeting, the parties reportedly discussed a number of issues related to the state and prospects of further expansion of political, economic and humanitarian cooperation between the two countries as well as protection of rights of citizens and border and inter-regional collaboration.

A special attention was reportedly given to the issue of delimitation and demarcation of the disputed segments of the common and intensification of the work of the joint commission for delineation of the Tajik-Kyrgyz border.

Recall, Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov said in an exclusive interview with Kabar news agency on April 25 that, “The issue of delineation of common border with Tajikistan has not been removed, it is being solved. The issue of delimitation and demarcation of the Tajik-Kyrgyz border is being solved slowly and both sides will not be able to put up a fence until the disputes are resolved,” Kyrgyz President. According to him, the parties have agreed on 600 kilometers [of the mutual border] and they have another 300 kilometers left to delimit and demarcate.

Meanwhile, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has called on residents of the Tajik northern district of Isfara bordering Kyrgyzstan to live and work with their neighbors in an atmosphere of mutual understanding and neighborliness, communicate with them and establish friendly cooperation, be tolerant and not succumb to emotions.

His call, directed at residents of Isfara, came during an address to a meeting of Isfara administrators and public activists that took place in the northern city of Isfara on April 17. He further noted that solution of border-territorial issues, delimitation and demarcation of disputed segments of the border are a very complex process and take a lot of time and require many efforts.

Source: Asia-Plus

Tajik president meets Supreme Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution in Tehran to discuss cooperation

The Tajik president’s official website says the parties discussed issues related to state and prospects of further expansion of bilateral cooperation between Tajikistan and Iran.

They, in particular, discussed bilateral political, economic, security, cultural and humanitarian cooperation between the two countries.

The parties reportedly also discussed issues of expansion of bilateral cooperation in combating terrorism, extremism, transnational organized crime, and trafficking in weapons and drugs.

They also expressed satisfaction with cooperation between the two countries within regional and international organizations.

In the course of the talks, Tajik leader said, “We support the continuation of a constructive high-level political dialogue.”

Rahmon stressed that Tajikistan has always been an adherent of the ever-increasing expansion of multifaceted relations between the two countries.

The parties also had a constructive conversation on a number of other issues being of mutual interest, the Tajik president’s official website added.

Meanwhile IRNA says that Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei noted during the meeting that sanctions are major powers' weapon against nations of the world, and underscored that what disables this weapon is paying attention to the internal strengths and capacities.

He reportedly reiterated that despite the sanctions, the Islamic Republic of Iran has made favorable progress in different fields.

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei also noted that the capacity for expanding cooperation between Iran and Tajikistan in various fields is much more than the current level and needs to be fundamentally improved, adding that Iran and Tajikistan are kinsmen and brothers.

"Iran and Tajikistan share concerns about Afghanistan. Both countries are worried about the spread of terrorism and the growth of takfiri groups in Afghanistan. We believe that those who are currently governing in Afghanistan should manage to include all groups by forming a comprehensive, inclusive government," Iran's Supreme Leader stated, according

Source: Asia-Plus

MINISTER KALLAS BRIEFS AOUN ON DECISIONS OF ARAB MINISTERS OF YOUTH AND SPORTS CONFERENCE, ADOPTION OF BEIRUT AS CAPITAL OF ARAB YOUTH 2022

President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, asserted that “Lebanon will keep pace with the aspirations of the youth and the decisions of the Conference of Arab Youth Sports Ministers and will provide all support for the success of the celebration of the adoption of Beirut as the capital of Arab youth 2022. This will constitute an Arab ministerial view of Lebanon”.

President Aoun’s positions were conveyed by Youth and Sports Minister, George Kallas.

President Aoun had received Minister Kallas who briefed him on the decisions of the Arab Youth and Sports Ministers’ Conference held in Cairo during which Beirut was approved as the capital of Arab youth 2022.

Minister Kallas also briefed the President on the position of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in support of Lebanon’s civilized role.

Statement:

After the meeting, Minister Kallas made the following statement:

“I visited the President and briefed him on the decisions of the Conference of Arab Ministers of Youth and Sports, which was held in Cairo, during which Beirut was approved as the capital of Arab youth 2022.

I also conveyed that the support Lebanon received with Arab unanimity confirms full solidarity with its concerns and aspirations towards re-establishing and concentrating stability, in a way that secures for this country the conditions of permanent brilliance and that it remains a title of modernity and Arab concord.

This was clearly demonstrated by allocating the dues necessary for the success of this celebration, as well as Iraq’s announcement that it will present what was allocated to Baghdad last year to the Beirut celebration.

In addition, I conveyed to His Excellency the position of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in support of Lebanon’s civilized dialogue role, and his view of the generational dialogue based on his peace speech at the World Youth Forum.

I thanked President Al-Sisi on behalf of Lebanon for all the moral, material and relief support provided by Egypt to the Lebanese in their economic crises since the explosion of the port, and the assistance it provided, a field hospital, medicine, and aid at an unimaginable level.

President Aoun told me that Lebanon will keep pace with the aspirations of the youth and the decisions of the Council of Arab Youth and Sports Ministers, and will provide all support for the success of this precious occasion, which will constitute an Arab ministerial view of Lebanon”.

Order of Physicians:

President Aoun met the former Head of the Lebanese Order of Physicians in Beirut, Dr. Sharaf Abu Sharaf, and the elected Chairman, Dr. Youssef Bakhash.

General affairs and the suffering of doctors at various levels were tackled.

During the meeting, President Aoun wished Dr. Bakhash success in his new union responsibilities.

After the meeting, Abu Sharaf said: “I visited President Aoun to thank him for the support he gave us with regard to all legal, social and syndicate matters.

Some matters have taken their course under draft laws in the Parliament, such as the immunity of the doctor and the fine and criminalization of anyone who assaults him and the consideration of a deceased doctor with “Corona” pandemic, a martyr benefiting from everything that the army martyrs benefit from. There is a draft law related to guaranteeing the doctor in case of mistakes is still present in the Administration and Justice Committee, in addition to the Lebanese Higher Commission for Specialization, I hope we will be able to bring them to approval with the new Chairman and the Parliament”.

“With regard to the big issues related to the emigration of doctors and problems with banks, we have not yet reached a conclusion about them. Rather, everything we have reached is nothing more than words and promises. I hope that we will be able to achieve what we aspire to in order to motivate doctors to stay in Lebanon, in light of the emigration of 3000 doctors so far” Abu Sharaf continued.

Abu Sharaf concluded “I hope that there will be an effective judiciary that will resolve legal matters quickly. I wish the new Chairman success and complete the message we started with to reach the shore of safety, because the country can no longer tolerate legal, economic and union calamities and people’s hunger in the hope that things will resolve soon so that we can rise up from the current crisis”.

Union of Nurses:

The President met a delegation from the Nurses Syndicate headed by President, Dr. Rima Sassine Kazan.

Dr. Kazan thanked President Aoun for granting him presidential sponsorship for the celebration held by the Syndicate in Lebanon on the occasion of “Nurse's Day”, during which a number of workers in the profession who distinguished themselves over the years were honored. The last three are in one of the four nursing fields: Nursing Administration, Continuing Training, Nursing Care and Research.

The delegation included the director of the Union, Nathalie Richa, and members Kamel Humaidan, Jamal Merhej, Hoda Richa, and Nada Ayoub.

During the meeting, Dr. Kazan presented the suffering experienced by the members of the union, which includes about 2,500 members. Then, a memorandum was submitted containing several demands, most notably:

-Determining the minimum wage for nurses at no less than seven million Lebanese Liras per month, according to a study of the economic, financial and living reality, and according to the scale of the four nursing categories specified in Law 221/ 2021.

-Increasing the transportation allowance in a mobile manner according to the price of gas in order to cover the actual cost of transportation because the increase that was approved recently is not enough with the continuous rise in the price of fuel.

-Requiring hospitals to carry out health insurance supplementary to the benefits provided by the National Social Security Fund.

-Providing psychological and moral support for nurses through the institutions in which they work.

-Establishing mechanisms to protect nurses from violence and for career development within each institution so that the work of nurses is appreciated and encouraged to develop their energies, competencies and specializations for the sake of patients and society.

For his side, President Aoun welcomed the delegation, praising the sacrifices made by nurses, especially during the period when Lebanon witnessed the spread of the Corona pandemic.

The President also emphasized his interest in the nurses’ demands and his quest to achieve them.

Congratulatory Cables:

The President received additional cards and cables of congratulations on the advent of the blessed month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr from a number of leaders and heads of state, most notably: Moroccan King Mohammed VI, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ibrahim Raisi, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahman, President of Eritrea, Isaias Afwerki, President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), Dr. Roula Dashti, Director-General of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), Dr. Salem bin Muhammad Al-Malik.

President Aoun also received a congratulatory message on the Resistance and Liberation Day from the Iranian president.—

Source: National News Agency

Report of the Press Center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan on the results of the anti-terrorist operation in Rushan district

According to the press center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan, on May 31, 2022, at 09:30 am as a result of anti-terrorist operation in the highlands of Derzud village of Rushan district Pochoev Alisher Safarmamadovich, born in 1976, resident of Vamar village, Mavlododov Habib Fetkaevich, born in 1987, resident of Derzud village, Shekhburov Jangibek Dushanbievich, born in 1992, resident of Vamar village, Palaev Dokhunda Khudobandaevich, born 18 On May 1, they were officially wanted, but were neutralized during an armed resistance demonstration.

One of the leaders of the terrorist group Palaev Kulmahmad Karimovich, born in 1974, resident of Vamar village, was detained during search operations.

During the inspection of the scene, located at an altitude of 2800 meters above sea level and 1 km from the state border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan, 1 deadly weapon with 200 rounds, 1 Kalashnikov with 150 rounds, 1 anti-tank grenade launcher. with 3 bullets, 4 Kalashnikov assault rifles with 5 rounds and 135 rounds of ammunition, 5 hand grenades and 2 Makarov pistols with 50 rounds of ammunition were found and seized.

The perpetrators were repeatedly told to surrender to law enforcement . However, each time, they ignored these calls and did not give up their criminal activities and hid from the authorities.

We will recall that armed groups using weapons, ammunition and explosives attacked a convoy of officers of the Alpha anti-terrorist unit of the State Committee for National Security (SCNS) in the center of the Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO) on May 18. As a result, one officer was killed and 13 servicemen were seriously injured.

Source: Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan

Tajik Delegation Attends Seventh Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

The delegation of Tajikistan attended the seventh session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, which was held from May 24 through May 27 at the initiative of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and the government of Indonesia.

The session was attended by the President of Indonesia Joko Widodo, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction Mami Mizutori.

More than 7,000 participants from 92 countries registered for the session, which was also held via videoconference.

Tajikistan’s delegation, which included responsible persons of the Presidential Executive Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was headed by the Chairman of the Committee for Emergency Situations and Civil Defense Rustam Nazarzoda.

Nazarzoda spoke about strengthening disaster risk reduction measures to overcome the climate emergency.

On the sidelines of the meeting Nazarzoda met with the Ministers for Emergency Situations of Uzbekistan and that of Belarus.

The meetings focused on further joint steps to implement current and planned joint activities.

Additionally, he held meetings with the head of the Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Octavian Bivol, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction Mami Mizutori, and Secretary General of the International Civil Defense Organization Nzhupuo Yap Mariatu.

They discussed issues of creating the National Rescue Training Center, the Diving Center in Norak, training and retraining of personnel within the framework of INSARAG, as well as preparations for the next meeting of the heads of rescue departments of Central Asia, which is scheduled for October 2022 in Dushanbe.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan

Meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs with the US Special Representative for Afghanistan

On May 31, 2022 the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan Sirodjidin Muhriddin received the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Thomas Westro.

The situation in Afghanistan, the fight against international terrorism and extremism, as well as other issues of mutual interest were discussed at the meeting.

The two sides stressed the need to expand cooperation to strengthen borders and provide humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people.

Source: Ministry of foreign affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan