Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 22

Following the CIS summit which clearlyindicated that all CIS states want progress in the inter-Tajik talks,the two sides meeting in Alma-Ata agreed to exchange lists of prisonersin preparation for a future exchange, Interfax reported May 30. TheTajik opposition unilaterally offered a further extension of thecease-fire–to the end of November–but criticized Dushanbe for keepingits troops in the Badakhshan region, a clear violation of earlieragreements. The two sides were unable to agree on a program which wouldallow refugees to return from Afghanistan under UN supervision.

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