AKIPRESS.COM - The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe provided 18 Jeeps to Tajikistan’s Border Guard Forces to help Tajikistan secure its borders. The vehicles, which are valued at $1.3 million, will enable the Border Guard Forces to conduct operations in the uneven terrain of the border regions.
U.S. Ambassador John Mark Pommersheim, and Gen-Col Rajabali Rahmonali, Border Guard Forces Commander, participated in a handover ceremony for the light-utility vehicles.
Speaking at the ceremony, Ambassador Pommersheim noted that, “This donation is just one example of the assistance we provide to Tajikistan to secure its borders. We are grateful for Tajikistan’s close cooperation in the field of border security and are proud of our joint achievements. We remain partners in the fight against drug trafficking, nuclear proliferation and terrorism. As evidence of our strong partnership, we have committed over $60 million in security-sector assistance to Tajikistan to be implemented and delivered over the next two years.”