Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 20

During a break in the stalled talks betweenthe Tajik government and the Tajik opposition, the two sides sought additional support. Opposition leader Akbar Turajonzoda visited Kyrgyzstan May 25, Moscow radio reported. (The opposition already has gained support from Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.) Meanwhile, Interfax reported, Aga Khan, the leader of the Ismaili Muslim sect, urged Tajiks to trust their president. The religious leader described the recent and much-criticized elections in that republic as “democratic.” Tajik president Imammali Rakhmonov praised the Ismaili leader’s “peacemaking role.”

Kazakhstan Invites Foreign Experts To Draft Constitution.