Citing the Russian official internet-portal of legal information, Kommersant says President Vladimir Putin has instructed to sign an agreement with Tajikistan on creation of joint air defense system.  

Putin has instructed the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to conduct negotiations with Tajikistan and sign the agreement.  

The Russian Government endorsed a draft agreement on creation of the joint air defense system with Tajikistan on May 12 will create the joint air defense system.   

Recall, Interfax reported that Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu noted during a meeting with his Tajik counterpart Sherali Mirzo in Dushanbe on April 27 that Tajikistan and Russia 

“In order to increase the reliability of border protection in the airspace, the sides have prepared a draft agreement on creation of a joint regional air defense system of Russia and Tajikistan,” said the Russian defense minister.  “I propose to sign this agreement at the end of the agreement.”

Recall, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon last year instructed the relevant structures to approve and sign a draft agreement between Tajikistan and Russia on the creation of a joint regional air defense system.

An appropriate decree was signed by the head of Tajikistan on September 12, 2020.

The agreement is concluded for a period of five years. In the future, its effect is automatically extended for the next five years, if none of the parties notifies of its intention to terminate it.