The creation of an integrated regional air defense system between Russia and Tajikistan is imperative as the situation in the region is becoming increasingly strained, Russia’s Ambassador to Dushanbe Semyon Grigoryev told TASS on Monday.
Grigoryev presented his credentials to President of Tajikistan Emomali Rakhmon on November 21.
“The contractual framework for this [the creation of a joint air defense system by Russia and Tajikistan] already exists. Our countries agree that this cooperation is needed because the situation in the region shows a trend towards the growth of tension,” the ambassador said in his first interview to TASS.
The Russia-Tajikistan air defense system “will be created under the supervision of the defense ministries of both countries,” the ambassador added.
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