Tajikistan Expects Russia At June Water Conference


Tajikistan's foreign minister Sirojidin Aslov says Dushanbe is expecting a Russian delegation to attend an international conference on water resources in Central Asia that it is hosting in June. Access to water has been a source of tension among the five former Soviet republics in Central Asia -- Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The meeting in Dushanbe is scheduled for June 20-22.