Tajikistan Resumes Border Relations With Afghanistan In A Sign Of Thawing Tensions

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Tajik authorities say they reopened a market on the border with Afghanistan.

The administration of Tajikistan’s Gorno-Badakhshan region on September 2 said border cooperation with Afghanistan has resumed in several districts on the orders of Tajik President Emomali Rahmon after three years of closures, a sign of a potential normalization of relations between two countries. Rahmon in the past has criticized the Taliban for ignoring the rights of Tajiks in Afghanistan and said he would only support the creation of an inclusive government in that country. Tajik officials have also complained of drug and refugee traffic along the border. Tajikistan shares more than 1,300 kilometers of border with Afghanistan.

Source : Rferl