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Agreement on Russian military base in Tajikistan submitted to State Duma for ratification

March 20, 2013

Vladimir Putin submitted to the State Duma for ratification the Agreement between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Tajikistan on the Status and Conditions of the Russian Military Base Presence on the Territory of the Republic of Tajikistan.

The agreement was signed in Dushanbe on October 5, 2012.

It states that during its presence on the territory of Tajikistan, the Russian base will protect the interests of Russia and Tajikistan, ensure Tajikistan’s security together with Tajikistani armed forces, Russia’s own armed forces, and other troops and bodies in both countries.

To achieve these objectives, Russia will provide Tajikistan with arms and military and special equipment in accordance with Russia’s laws on military technical cooperation with foreign countries.

The agreement regulates, in particular, the status of the Russian military base personnel, its jurisdiction and everyday work, and sets out the procedures for using the base together with Tajikistan’s armed forces.

Several earlier bilateral agreements cease to have effect from the date the present agreement enters into force.

March 20, 2013