Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tajik ambassador accused "Kommersant" of lying.

The Ambassador of Tajikistan to Russia Abdulmadzhid Dostiev denied reports that he allegedly caused to the Russian Foreign Ministry to "unpleasant conversations" related to the recent diplomatic dispute between Moscow and Dushanbe. His rebuttal published IA "Asia-Plus.
Recall that in the paper "Kommersant" published on 29 January, reported that on the evening of January 27, Dostiev was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. "The conversation was not pleasant," - the newspaper writes, referring to sources in the Tajik embassy. Ambassador, according to the publication, indicated that the first people commenting on remarks made by a foreign state "beyond the scope of diplomatic ethics."
Agency "Asia-Plus Dostiev said that it" can not call anybody. " Information Kommersant he called a lie. At the same time, the Ambassador did not rule out that in the near future it could still be invited for interview to the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Recall that the discontent aroused expressions of Tajikistan, Dmitry Medvedev the Russian president made during his visit to Uzbekistan. Medvedev said then that the hydropower stations in Central Asia must take into account the interests of all the neighboring states. Russia, he said, will abstain from participation in such projects, unless the consent of all parties. "
As reported, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, which are higher in the flow of transboundary rivers, plan to build a hydroelectric power station, which significantly reduce the flow of water to the areas in Uzbekistan. Russia intends to participate in projects for construction of stations in Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.
The words about "the interests of all neighboring states in Dushanbe viewed as lobbying for the interests of Uzbekistan. In this regard, the Tajik Foreign Ministry sent a protest note to Russia.

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