Chief of the Russian General Staff General of the Army Valery Gerasimov had a meeting with his counterpart from Tajikistan Major General Emomali Sobirzoda. The parties discussed issues of raising combat capabilities of the Tajik Armed Forces.
General of the Army Valery Gerasimov stressed that all jointly taken measures would allow to neutralize security challenges and threats in the region.
General of the Army Valery Gerasimov reminded that the Russian Federation was Tajikistan with weaponry and hardware. Moreover, 607 military servicemen of Tajikistan are studying in educational establishments of the Russian Defence Ministry. The 201st Russian military base holds annual training for up to 1,000 junior specialists.
According to Chief of the Russian General Staff, Russia and Tajikistan have common tasks in strengthening security in the Central Asia region. The countries have been building the relations taking into account these tasks. The sides are paying special attention to cooperation in military and technical fields.
In his turn, Major General Emomali Sobirzoda expressed his gratitude for the attention paid to development of bilateral cooperation and joint build-up of the army of Tajikistan.
Today, the delegation of the Russian Airborne troops has arrived on a 3-day visit in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan.
According to the agenda, the servicemen of both countries will discuss conditions and prospects of cooperation in the military field, schedule a joint exercise with the use of airmobile units.
In the course of these three days, the Russian officers will also visit the Airborne brigade of the Armed Forces of Tajikistan.
Russian military delegation is headed by the Chief of the Airborne troops combat training Colonel Sergei Ryazantsev.
The visit will last until June 9.
DUSHANBE, February 3. /TASS/. Another thousand junior specialists of the Tajik army will undergo training at Russia’s 201st military base in Tajikistan, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said on Wednesday. ‘In 2016, we’ll train another 1,000 junior specialists for the armed forces of Tajikistan at the 201st Russian military base, for which the required resources are stipulated,” Antonov said. It was earlier reported that the Russian military had trained over a 1,000 specialists for the Tajik army. In particular, Russia trained commanders and gunners of Grad multiple rocket launch systems, as well as gunners and operators of T-72 tanks and BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles. According to the deputy defense minister, about 560 Tajik servicemen are currently studying at Russian Defense Ministry institutes for free. “We are planning to provide military support for Tajikistan in future and coordinate our actions to ensure peace and security in Central Asia,” Antonov said. The Russian deputy defense minister said earlier that Russia would provide maximum assistance to Tajikistan with military hardware and equipment deliveries. Antonov also noted the role of the 201st military base, which is a major outpost beyond the Russian borders. According to the deputy defense minister, “the welfare of the entire Tajik people and the Russian Federation depends” on the capabilities of the 201st military base.
DUSHANBE, February 3. /TASS/. Russia will provide all possible assistance to Tajikistan’s army by supplying weapons and military equipment, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov told Tajik Defense Minister Sherali Mirzo on Wednesday. “Our Tajik friends and brothers are experiencing new challenges and threats, taking into account the problems emanating from Afghanistan. For us it is important to understand what is going on there, what you are doing, and, of course, to render maximum assistance to the armed forces of Tajikistan by supplying arms, military equipment and providing everything necessary to boost their combat readiness,” Antonov said. He noted that Tajikistan was a priority area for Russia for developing military and military-technical cooperation. “We proceed from the assumption that the better Tajikistan’s security is, the better Russia’s security is,” Antonov said. He also promised that Russia’s 201st military base located in Tajikistan would be used, if necessary, “for protecting the national integrity and sovereignty of Tajikistan and, of course, the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) as a whole.”.