Visit of US special envoy for Afghanistan, Pakistan to Tajikistan put off
Talks of Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossmann with President Emomali Rakhmon scheduled for Thursday have been postponed for an indefinite time.
As ITAR-TASS learnt at the US embassy in Dushanbe, the airliner with the US special envoy on board couldn't land in the capital airport in the morning because of a strong sandy storm which hit this Central Asian republic.
The time of the US special envoy's arrival will be announced as soon as the situation clears, a representative of the US diplomatic mission said. According to the earlier spread information, within the framework of a working tour of Central Asian countries, Grossmann planned to discuss with Rakhmon the US strategy of "New Silk Way."
Because of the sandy storm which came from Afghanistan the work of the majority of the republic's airports, including the Dushanbe one, remains to be paralysed for the second day. Bad visibility on roads affected the motor transport traffic. Tajik weather forecasters promise the improvement of weather only by the evening.