BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb.26
By Klavdiya Romakayeva - Trend:
Uzbekistan and Tajikistan discussed the opening of ground checkpoints on the border of two states, which were closed due to the spread of COVID-19 infection, Trend reports with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan.
On February 26, 2021, a videoconference was held between the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan Khusrav Noziri and the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Farhod Arziev.
According to the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan, the parties discussed topical issues of Tajik-Uzbek cooperation in the political, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres.
The diplomats also exchanged views on the interaction of the two countries within the framework of international and regional organizations.
It was noted that at the meeting Tashkent and Dushanbe are actively discussing the issue of opening ground checkpoints on the border of the two states, which were closed due to the spread of coronavirus infection in March last year.
The ministry reports that the land borders between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan may be open for the Nowruz holiday (March 21).
"At the moment, the parties discussed the rules for crossing the border for citizens of the two states, and whether citizens of third countries will be allowed to pass," the statement says.
In January flights between the capitals of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan were resumed. Since then flights between Tashkent and Dushanbe operate once a week by the national airline of Uzbekistan - Uzbekistan Airways and the airline of the Tajikistan - Somon Air LLC.
According to the decision of the Republican Headquarters to strengthen anti-epidemic measures to prevent the spread of the new COVID-19 infection, regular flights between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have been resumed.
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