China to build outposts for Tajik guards on Tajikistan-Afghanistan border

DUSHANBE - China plans to finance and build several outposts and other facilities to beef up Tajikistan's defense capabilities along its border with Afghanistan, the Tajik government said on Monday.


The Central Asian nation's 1,345-km border with its southern neighbour is leaky and Dushanbe routinely reports clashes between border guards and armed drug smugglers there.


The increased activity of Afghan Taliban in the northern Kunduz province is another source of concern.


In a decree published on Monday, the government instructed the State National Security Committee to sign an agreement with the Chinese side which provides for the construction of eleven outposts of different sizes and a training centre for border guards.




פרסום ראשון: 09.26.16, 12:32