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China to build military base on Tajikistan's border with Afghanistan

ANI | Updated: Oct 28, 2021 22:43 IST


Dushanbe [Tajikistan], October 28 (ANI): Tajikistan's officials have confirmed that China is willing to build an 8.6 million US dollars military base on the border of Tajikistan with Afghanistan, Khaama Press reported.
The police outpost that will later be handed over to the Tajik paramilitary unit is planned to be built close to Vakhon, Wakhan of Afghanistan's northern Badakhshan province.

At present, China has already been running a military base in Kulob of Tajikistan. It was built by the Chinese government in 2016, according to the publication.
According to Khaama Press, a communique written and sent from Tajik President Emomali Rahmon to the Chinese embassy reads, "Beijing should develop more border outposts on the border with Afghanistan in return for giving full control of their previous base."
It is imperative to mention Communist regime maintained a close relationship with the all-men Taliban government since they ousted the democratically elected government in August this year. As China maintains friendly relations, Tajikistan fears Beijing might pour terrorists from Afghanistan. (ANI)

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