US donates $12mn to Tajikistan border guards

The US donation of $12 million dollars to Tajikistan includes $9 million worth of communication equipment and $3 million worth of Jeep wranglers

US donates $12mn to Tajikistan border guards

World Bulletin / News Desk

On Thursday, the U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan announced Washington’s latest security move in the region. According to a statement from the embassy, the U.S. was donating “$12 million dollars’ worth of U.S. equipment to Tajikistan’s Border Guard Agency.” The donation consisted of two primary components: Tajikistan would be receiving some $9 million dollars’ worth of communication equipment, including radios and software, and $3 million dollars’ worth of Jeep Wranglers.

The United States Ambassador to Tajikistan, Elisabeth Millard, General-Lieutenant Rajabali Rahmonali of the Border Guard Forces of Tajikistan, and other U.S. and Tajik officials, attended the handover ceremony.

According to the statement, the vehicles and communications equipment will be used to increase Tajikistan’s Border Guard Agency’s ability to identify, confiscate, and prevent narcotics crossing Tajikistan’s borders.

Source:http://dushanbe.usembassy.gov/

Last Mod: 20 Ağustos 2016, 10:07
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