Russia has sent military equipment to border areas between Tajikistan and Afghanistan to prevent possible threats originating from the country.
Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon while addressing the Tajik army during a military exercise said that the situation in Afghanistan remains fragile, adding that his country is fully prepared to face the possible threats from Afghanistan.
The Tajik president called on the Afghan government, political parties and the political leaders to unite and prefer their national interests to their personal interests.
“In the view of current sensitive situation that dominate the region and the world, the security of our people and the Tajik government, peaceful political environment for our people and the government, is among our topmost priority,” Rahmon said.
He said the ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan have no military solution.
“They must rescue their nation and the country from insecurity. Disintegration, sacrificing the people for selfishness and conflict and personal ambitions is an act of ignorance,” said the Tajik leader.
There are also reports that Uzbekistan and Russia will conduct a joint military drills on the border with Afghanistan in the next few days.
Meanwhile, Rahmatullah Nabil, the former head of Afghanistan’s intelligence agency has said that there are a number of terrorist groups in the country that pose threats to Central Asian countries.
“The situation in Afghanistan can spread to the entire region, particularly to Central Asian countries, because a vast number of terrorist groups that have operated as powerful arm of al Qaeda are deployed in the northern parts of Afghanistan,” Nabil said.
Meanwhile, former president Hamid Karzai appreciated the Tajik leader's remarks on Afghanistan and said during his presidency, he maintained good relations with Kabul.