Tajikistan: citizens opposing economic integration with Russia

An article “Tajikistan Mulls EEU Membership, Feels Pull of Russia” posted on EurasiaNet.org’s website notes that many Tajiks oppose economic integration with Russia Abdufattoh Ghoib, the head of Tajikistan’s Customs Service, announced on July 19, that the Tajik government was considering making an application to enter the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). Ghoib’s declaration followed an…



Tajikistan: commercial opportunities with Afghanistan discussed in Dushanbe

Issues related to expansion of economic cooperation between Tajikistan and Afghanistan were discussed at a roundtable entitled “Commercial Opportunities of Tajikistan and Afghanistan” that took place in Dushanbe on August 16. The meeting brought together representatives of relevant bodies of Tajikistan, Afghan Embassy in Dushanbe, international organizations active in Tajikistan, as well as Tajik and…

Tajikistan: Gazprom out of the country

Russia’s state-controlled gas company Gazprom announced in its quarterly report that it has given up licenses for exploration and development of the Sariqamish and Western Shohambari gas fields in Tajikistan. The report, in particular, notes that the central commission for mineral development and license movement management has decided to give up the licenses in connection…