Tajik lower chamber approves security pacts with UAE, Kuwait

Staff Report

DUSHANBE -- Tajikistan's lower chamber of parliament October 5 approved security agreements with the UAE and Kuwait, AsiaPlus.tj reported that day. The agreements require the approval of the upper chamber and President Emomali Rahmon to become law.

The lower chamber ratified an agreement with the UAE on the transfer of convicted prisoners between the countries. Rahmon signed it in March during a visit to the UAE. It would enable Tajiks in UAE prisons to complete their sentences in Tajikistan.

The countries already have an agreement on extraditing suspects.

The lower chamber also approved a security co-operation agreement with Kuwait, which Rahmon signed in May during his visit to that country. The pact regulates the exchange of intelligence between the countries and commits Kuwait to help Tajikistan find Tajiks who have joined extremist and terrorist groups. The countries plan to exchange information about Tajiks fighting alongside militants in Syria and Iraq.

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