Tajikistan preparing own draft document on 201st military base to send to Moscow
Tajikistan is preparing its own version of the agreement on the presence of 201st Russian military base on the Tajik territory, Minister of Defense of Tajikistan Sherali Khairulloyev said at a joint press conference with colleagues from the CIS countries after the bilateral meeting with Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, ITAR-TASS reported.
"We are preparing own version (of contract) and send it to Russia. Our working groups will be looking for common ground on each item of the contract. Nobody receive our version and the Russian version hasn't been read," Khayrulloev said.
"You should read," Serdyukov said.
The Defense Minister of Tajikistan did not comment on the statements of the Chief of the General Staff Nikolai Makarov, and Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Ground Forces Vladimir Chirkin, who criticized the position of Dushanbe on the preparation of an agreement on further presence of the 201st Russian military base in Tajikistan.
He said a government commission (for the preparation of the contract), headed by the Prime Minister was established. The commission includes Khairulloyev.